Isabel Meadows was an Ohlone ethnologist and the last fluent speaker of the Rumsen Ohlone language. She worked closely with the anthropologists from the Smithsonian Institution for more than five years in order to document her culture and language. Her work is considered fundamental in the study of Ohlone languages, especially Rumsen.
Isabel Meadows is recorded to be the last fluent speaker of the "Rumsen language" Ohlone language once commonly spoken along the Central Coast of California by Native Americans. Isabel Meadows worked closely with Smithsonian ethnologist J. P. Harrington and shared her knowledge of her tribe's culture and languages in the Monterey, Big Sur regions of California.
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