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Benjamin Paul

Chief Benjamin Paul was one of the last persons to speak the Chitimacha language. Shortly after his death the language died although Doctor Benjamin Swadesh of Yale University attempted to preserve ...

Chief Benjamin Paul was one of the last persons to speak the Chitimacha language. Shortly after his death the language died although Doctor Benjamin Swadesh of Yale University attempted to preserve it.  He was married to Christine Navarre. They had no children of their own. Chitimacha custom said if the parents of a child died it was the duty of the chief to raise the child. Benjamin Paul and his wife raised several tribal members.

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