Native American Stories

Three beautiful stories told by Dovie Thomason – Native American Storyteller. I loved the way she told the stories. She talked about how she learned the craft from her grandmother, who did not believe in punishing grandchildren – instead she would give them milk and cookies (so they would get sleepy), and make them sit down and listen to a story. The stories used animals and often had a moral, but it would be difficult to decide which animal corresponded to whom in the real world. As one got older, the identifications would change.

It was a real treat to hear her incorporate Native American knowledge into the oral stories (how to get a little sap in the winter from the maple, how the red berries might be poisonous, why doves call out to one another…and also to hear her make the call of the dove with her mouth).

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