Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Club

ISBN-10: 0807835846

ISBN-13: 9780807835845

Edition: 2012

List price: $30.00
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Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Clubpaints a vivid, fascinating portrait of a community deeply grounded in tradition and dynamically engaged in the present. A collection of interwoven stories, conversations, and teachings about Western Cherokee life, beliefs, and the art of storytelling, the book orchestrates a multilayered conversation between a group of honored Cherokee elders, storytellers, and knowledge-keepers and the communities their stories touch. Collaborating with Hastings Shade, Sammy Still, Sequoyah Guess, and Woody Hansen, Cherokee scholar Christopher B. Teuton has assembled the first collection of traditional and contemporary Western Cherokee stories published in over forty years.Not simply a compilation,Cherokee Stories of the Turtle Island Liars' Clubexplores the art of Cherokee storytelling, or as it is known in the Cherokee language,gagoga(gah-goh-ga), literally translated as "he or she is lying." The book reveals how the members of the Liars' Club understand the power and purposes of oral traditional stories and how these stories articulate Cherokee tradition, or "teachings," which the storytellers claim are fundamental to a construction of Cherokee selfhood and cultural belonging. Four of the stories are presented in both English and Cherokee.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/8/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 264
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144

Christopher B. Teuton (Cherokee Nation) is associate professor of English at the University of Victoria and author of Deep Waters: The Textual Continuum in American Indian Literature.

Note on Pronunciation of Cherokee
Introduction: Opening the Door
Sagwu (One): Alenihv (Beginnings)
Tali (Two): Adanvsgvi (Movements)
Joi (Three): Dideyohvsdi (Teachings)
Nvgi (Four): Ulvsgedi (The Wondrous)
Afterword: Standing in the Middle
Acknowledgments
Works Cited
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