Fidelia Smith Fielding / Dji'ts Bud dnaca

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Fidelia Ann Hoscott Smith

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Birthplace: Montville, Connecticut
Death: July 18, 1908 (80)
Montville, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Bartholomew Tantaquidgeon Smith and Sarah A Wyyougs
Wife of William H Fielding
Sister of Charles James Smith

Managed by: Robert Frederick Degnen
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About Fidelia Smith Fielding / Dji'ts Bud dnaca

Fidelia Smith Fielding / Dji'ts Bud dnaca / Flying Bird was a highly respected Mohegan nanu, best known as the last fluent speaker of the Mohegan language. She was committed to the revitalization of the language and to preserving traditional Mohegan ways.

Credited with being an instrumental influence in recording and preserving the language, she was posthumously inducted into the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame in 1994. She is one of only three Native Americans who have been inducted.

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Fidelia Smith Fielding / Dji'ts Bud dnaca's Timeline

1827
September 15, 1827
Montville, Connecticut
1908
July 18, 1908
Age 80
Montville, Connecticut