Telling Stories the Kiowa Way
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Description: Among the Kiowa, storytelling takes place under familiar circumstances. A small group of relatives and close friends gather. Tales are informative as well as entertaining. Joking and teasing are key components. Group participation is expected. And outsiders are seldom involved. This book explores the traditional art of storytelling still practiced by Kiowas today as Gus Palmer shares conversations held with storytellers. Combining narrative, personal experience, and ethnography in an original and artful way, Palmer -- an anthropologist raised in a traditional Kiowa family -- shows not only that storytelling remains an integral part of Kiowa culture but also that narratives embedded in everyday conversation are the means by which Kiowa cultural beliefs and values are maintained. Telling Stories the Kiowa Way helps us understand story within its larger cultural contexts. It combines the author's unique literary talent with his people's equally unique perspective on anthropological questions in a text that can be enjoyed on multiple levels by scholars and general readers alike. Book jacket.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 4/1/2003
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
|Pronunciation Guide for Kiowa|
|Kiowas and Kiowa Texts|
|Conversations with John Tofpi|
|Active Participation in Oral Narratives|
|Knowing How and When to Tell a Story|
|Telling Stories within Stories|
|Teasing, Joking, Telling the Biggest Fib|
|Contextualizing and Recontextualizing Old Texts into New Texts|
|A Collaborative Ethnography|