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ERIC Number: EJ764931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5505
Invisible Bridges: Wireless Technology Links Minds over Space and Time
Lambert, Lori
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education, v15 n4 p14-17 Sum 2004
Eight years after Chief Sitting Bull, prophetic chief of the Great Sioux Nation, was assassinated in 1890, Guglielmo Marconi transmitted the first wireless telegraph signals across the Atlantic to England. Although these two events seem unrelated, the names of these two men of vision are linked together today by Marconi's wireless invention. Data, voice, and video are transmitted over a wireless network to a "tribal college" named Sitting Bull. Improving on Marconi's original invention, wireless technology is providing Internet access on Indian reservations and communities where telephone dial up is slow or nonexistent.
Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education. P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328. Tel: 888-899-6693; Fax: 970-533-9145; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A