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Letter to the Editor - Spanish no stranger to Montana


Last updated 12/9/2020 at 8:59am

Dear Editor,

Both a former Hi-Liner having grown up in Saco and a professor of Spanish, I am moved to respond to a New York Times article, “Border Agency Settles with Americans Detained for Speaking Spanish,” Nov. 27, 2020

This language is no newcomer to Montana, a state named in Spanish. Our flag cherishes a logo “oro y plata,” gold and silver in Cervantes’ language. Without a doubt, Spanish is the preferred foreign language taught in our high schools. Bozeman and Missoula both offer majors in this language while Montana State University Billings, Western and Northern also of...

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