Choctaw Tales

Choctaw Tales

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Many of these stories, passed down through generations, address the Choctaw sense of isolation and tension as storytellers confront eternal, historical, and personal questions about the world and its inhabitants. Choctaw Tales, the first book to collect these stories, creates a comprehensive gathering of oral traditions from the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Book jacket.
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Including stories from the 1700s to today, Choctaw Tales showcases the myths, legends, supernatural tales, prophecies, histories, animal tales and jokes that make up the rich and lively Choctaw storytelling tradition. The stories display intelligence, artistry, and creativity as the Choctaw narrators, past and present, express and struggle with beliefs, values, humor, and life experiences. Photographs of the storytellers complement the text. For sixteen tales, the Choctaw-language version
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2004
ISBN: 1578066832 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1578066824 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 398.208997 CHO
Characteristics: lxii, 290 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mould, Tom 1969-


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