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{SPEAKER name="Debbie Sonnenstrahl/Shirley Schultz (interpreter)"}
Thank you.

{SPEAKER name="Jo Radner"}
We're talking about legends in the deaf community for those of you who've just come in. And for those of you who are here, do you have any questions you'd like to ask?
The floor is open for questions.
Or for stories.
Questions? Yes.

{SPEAKER name="Audience Member"}
How many years did it take for you to write the book on deaf heritage?

{SPEAKER name="Jack Gannon"}
It took about four years [[inaudible]]

{SPEAKER name="Shirley Schultz"}
One about Deaf Smith?
[[background talking]]

{SPEAKER name="William Ennis/Shirley Schultz (interpreter)"}
A woman, we're picking on character well really, this, he was a deaf man who lived in Texas. I don't want to go through the whole history,
it might be boring but I'm trying to make it look exciting.

I remember when I was a little kid growing up in Texas and at the residential school, teacher took us to Texas legislator, legislature, the Senate. It's very nice, almost the same design as our capital. United States capital. And went into Senate's office and saw Sam Houston.

One leg in a cast under a huge oak tree. And all the soldiers assistants were watching Santa Ana who defeated, who was the defeated Mexican General who lost the Mex—the war against Texas in the independence.

We saw one man in the picture in the tree listening and he did it like that. He was acting like that and of course, we really identify ourselves as there's a deaf man in that picture and his name we found was Deaf Smith and I understand there is a county in Texas named after him.

We asked what his specialty was and he was assistant to the Captain and also Chief Scout. Chief Scout with a hearing impairment? You know he'd have to know exactly where the places were. Where the enemies were. So that was our hero in Texas.
Thank you.

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