Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars’ Club by Christopher B. Teuton,America Meredith

By Christopher B. Teuton,America Meredith

Cherokee tales of the Turtle Island Liars' Club paints a bright, interesting portrait of a neighborhood deeply grounded in culture and dynamically engaged within the current. a suite of 40 interwoven tales, conversations, and teachings approximately Western Cherokee lifestyles, ideals, and the artwork of storytelling, the e-book orchestrates a multilayered dialog among a gaggle of venerated Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the groups their tales contact. taking part with Hastings color, Sammy nonetheless, Sequoyah wager, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee pupil Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the 1st number of conventional and modern Western Cherokee tales released in over 40 years.
now not easily a compilation, Cherokee tales of the Turtle Island Liars' Club explores the artwork of Cherokee storytelling, or because it is understood within the Cherokee language, gagoga (gah-goh-ga), actually translated as "he or she is lying." The ebook finds how the individuals of the Liars' membership comprehend the facility and reasons of oral conventional tales and the way those tales articulate Cherokee culture, or "teachings," which the storytellers declare are basic to a building of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. 4 of the tales are provided in either English and Cherokee.

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