Keeping Cherokee Alive
New Google Gmail setting lets users communicate in the Cherokee language.
Keeping a historic language alive could come down to new technology.
Google recently launched a setting in Gmail that allows users to communicate in Cherokee.
11-year-old Jolie Morgan, a language immersion student, was one of the first people to use it.
"I sent my first email to my mom. I think I asked her what time it was," she said.
Morgan can now communicate with her elders like never before.
"Now I can hold a conversation with my grandma and some of my aunts and uncles," she said.
Many Cherokees believe communicating with new technology like this will keep the language alive for younger generations.