May 20, 2009 10:45 AM
“I’d never get there. I’d be left for dead along the side of the road.”
– Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, laughing about an invitation from City Manager Bob Layton to run nine miles with him
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Doris Jean Lamar-McLemore was the last remaining person who could fluently speak the native language of the Wichita Indians. She died on Tuesday in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Lamar-McLemore worked to preserve the language in the latter years of her life by writing it down and recording it. (File video by Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)
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