The Cheyenne Cultural Center, conceived as a vision by Lawrence Hart, became a reality in 1977. Hart and his family founded the Center in hopes of preserving the Cheyenne people's way of life. Located on the original Red Wheat Allotment, the site has become a regional interpretive center for Cheyenne history and culture. The Center includes the Cheyenne Language Institute, which houses the classic Cheyenne-English Dictionary by Rodolphe Petter, the most comprehensive collection of orthographies and language materials in Oklahoma, as well as a lab of computers loaded with over 1500 words, available for language acquisition by students. The Institute will soon have language curriculum materials.
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