Choctaw Tales

ISBN-10: 1578066832

ISBN-13: 9781578066834

Edition: 2004

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Book details

Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 9/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Ray Cashman is Associate Professor of English and Folklore Studies at Ohio State University and author of Storytelling on the Northern Irish Border (IUP, 2008).Tom Mould is Associate Professor of Anthropology and director of PERCS, the Program for Ethnographic Research and Community Studies, at Elon University. He is author of Choctaw Prophecy: A Legacy of the Future and Choctaw Tales.Pravina Shukla is Associate Professor of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University Bloomington and author of The Grace of Four Moons (IUP, 2007).

The Storytellers
Storytellers of the Past
Storytellers of the Present
The Genres of Choctaw Storytelling
Native Terms
Commentary and Contextualization
Patterns and Performance
A Note on the Texts
Creation Stories and Myths
The Choctaw Creation Legend
Nane Chaha
Men and Grasshoppers
Creation of the Tribes
Origin of the Crawfish Band
The Creation of the Choctaw
The Migration Legend
A Short Story of the Creation of the First Man
Tradition of the Flood
The Flood
Lightning and Thunder
The Origin of Corn
Corn-Finding Myth
Wild Geese and the Origin of Corn
The Geese, the Ducks, and Water
The Life of Dogs
How the Snakes Acquired Their Poison
The Owl
Tashka and Walo
The Hunter of the Sun
Nameless Choctaw
The Hunter and the Alligator
Supernatural Legends and Encounters
The Girl and the Devil
The Eagle Story
A Story of Kashikanchak
The Spectre and the Hunter
The Hunter Who Became a Deer
The Man Who Became a Snake
Half-Horse, Half-Man
Na Losa Falaya
Manlike Creature
Okwa Nahollo-White People of the Water
Big Pond
The Water Choctaw
Pas Falaya
Nishkin Chafa-One-Eye
Headless Man
The Inhuman Na Losa Chitto
The Demon Na Losa Chitto
A Big Hog
Big Black Hairy Monster
The Black Stump
The Choctaw Robin Goodfellow
The Floating Light
Kowi Anukasha
Medicine Woman
The Little Man
Pile of Rocks
A Witch
Choctaw Doctors
The Baseball Game
Dancing Lights
Hashok Okwa Hui'ga-Dew Drop (Will-o-the-wisp)
The Blue Light
Disappearing Lights
The Ghost
Spirit of the Dead
Two Brothers
Historical Legends
White Men Bring Alcohol
Fighting the Muskogees
Crossing the Line
Death of Pushmataha
Sneaking Back from Oklahoma
Land Swindling
Grandfather's Land
Burning Sticks
Changing Landscape and Intermarriage
Planes, Roads, and Culture
Intermarriage, Roads, and Changing Seasons
Changing World
Electricity, Plumbing, and Social Dancing
Cars, Roads, and Changing Values
A Great Illness
The Third Removal
End of the World
Land Getting Old
Jokes and Tall Stories
The Car
Running Water
Time to Kill Hogs
The Horse's Egg
The Funeral
The White Cat
The Man and the Turkey
The Dog Who Spoke Choctaw
The Trip to Arkansas
Tall Stories
The Lucky Shot
Help from Above
Animal Stories
The Ball Game
Race between the Hummingbird and the Crane
The Hummingbird
The Dove Story
How the Biskantak Got Water for the Birds
Why the Buzzard Has More Offspring Than the Owl
Why the Guinea Hen Is Speckled
The Hunters and the Bears
Rabbit and the Bears
How the Bear Lost His Tail
How the Rabbit Got a Short Tail
How the Bullfrog Lost His Horns
How the Alligator Got His Back
Rabbit and Turtle Race
Race between the Turkey and the Terrapin
Turtle and Turkey
Why Terrapins Never Get Fat
Turtle, Turkey, and the Ants
Why There Are Seams in the Terrapin's Shell
Why the Turtle's Shell Is Sewed Up
How the Terrapin Lost the Ability to Climb Trees
Raccoon and 'Possum
Possum and Coon
The Panther and the Opossum
Possum and the Fox
Why the Rabbit's Skin Is Loose
Bear and Rabbit
How the Rabbit Fooled the Turkeys
Rabbit and Fox Farm Together
Rabbit Rides Wolf
Rabbit Gains a Wife
How Rabbit Made the Animals Angry
Rabbit and the Garden
Stories in Choctaw
The Choctaw Creation Legend
Lightning and Thunder
Corn-Finding Myth
A Story of Kashikanchak
The Man Who Became a Snake
The Big Pond
Pas Falaya
The Inhuman Na Losa Chitto
The Black Stump
Cars, Roads, and Changing Values
The Funeral
The Dog Who Spoke Choctaw
Help from Above
The Dove Story
How the Biskantak Got Water for the Birds
Annotations to the Stories
Sources Cited
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