Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from the Heart and Memory of the People

Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from the Heart and Memory of the People Tim Tingle
  • Title: Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from the Heart and Memory of the People
  • Author: Tim Tingle
  • ISBN: 9780938317746
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Walking the Choctaw Road: Stories from the Heart and Memory of the People Tim Tingle Walking the Choctaw Road Stories from the Heart and Memory of the People Oklahoma or Okla Homma is a Choctaw word meaning Red People In this collection acclaimed storyteller Tim Tingle tells the stories of his people the Choctaw People the Okla Homma For years Tim ha
    Oklahoma, or Okla Homma, is a Choctaw word meaning Red People In this collection, acclaimed storyteller Tim Tingle tells the stories of his people, the Choctaw People, the Okla Homma For years, Tim has collected stories of the old folks, weaving traditional lore with stories from everyday life Walking the Choctaw Road is a mixture of myth stories, historical accountOklahoma, or Okla Homma, is a Choctaw word meaning Red People In this collection, acclaimed storyteller Tim Tingle tells the stories of his people, the Choctaw People, the Okla Homma For years, Tim has collected stories of the old folks, weaving traditional lore with stories from everyday life Walking the Choctaw Road is a mixture of myth stories, historical accounts passed from generation to generation, and stories of Choctaw people living their lives in the here and now.
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    About Tim Tingle


    1. Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a popular presenter at storytelling and folklore festivals across America He was featured at the 2002 National Storytelling Festival In 2004, he was a Teller In Residence at The International Storytelling Center, Jonesborough, Tennessee Choctaw Chief Gregory Pyle has requested a story by Tingle previous to his Annual State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering a celebration that attracts over thirty thousand people from 2002 to the present.


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    1. I read this one a few years ago, but what sticks out the most is the Trail of Tears story which is based on Tingles family story All Trail of Tears stories are heart wreching, but the one thing they all have in common is hope Tingle gives us an account of a horrific time filled with heart, sorrow and resilience Yakoke.

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    2. This book comes in two editions, an audiobook on four compact discs 0938317822 and a 142 page print version 0938317741 The print version has a glossary of Choctaw words, lyrics for two hymns in Choctaw, a short bibliography, photographic illustrations, and some introductory material not included in the audio The audio, however, has the voice, intonation, accent, and timing of a master storyteller The print version is a handsome book, but compared to the audio it s like reading a play of Shakespe [...]

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    3. This book comes in two editions, an audiobook on four compact discs 0938317822 and a 142 page print version 0938317741 The print version has a glossary of Choctaw words, lyrics for two hymns in Choctaw, a short bibliography, photographic illustrations, and some introductory material not included in the audio The audio, however, has the voice, intonation, accent, and timing of a master storyteller The print version is a handsome book, but compared to the audio it s like reading a play of Shakespe [...]

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    4. We are clay people We are a people of miracles These are all my relatives, I think Tony ByarsEstelline TubbyCharlie JonesArchie Mingochief Greg PyleNaniay WahahGovernor Thompson McKinney 1886 1887Choctaw Willie BillyMartha TomJimmy BenTom BigbeeJohn CarnesJohn GoodeMinnie Ochetama Goodearchie TingleDr Dy CashionMajor Robert Neighbors 1815 Willie FrazierBilly HotabeeJoseph Hotabee blonde Indian Paul Crosstony Byars Austin Jones Academy of Texas chukfi rabbitIt was tashimbo talk crazy talkThese ar [...]

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    5. Walking the Choctow Road makes you laugh and cry Its collection of stories takes you on a spirit quest of the best kind through the world of the Choctaw as seen through the eyes of one of the most gifted of Native American storytellers, Tim Tingle Favorites of the collection include The Trail of Tears, Tony Byars, and Crossing Bok Chitto but you must read them all Tim is a national treasure and if you check out his website you will see why He has told stories at the Smithsonian Museum, George Bu [...]

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    6. From what I have read so far, this is a good book It is composed of several short stories that chronicle stories of the Choctaw people In the Crossing of Bok Chitto , Tingle describes an encounter between the Choctaw people and runaway slaves who are assisted by a path of stones built originally by the Choctaw This story is particulary important as the relationship bewteen African American slaves and Native Americans is not often discussed I certainly learned about inherent distrust for slave o [...]

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    7. The author, a Choctaw storyteller, tells the story of the Choctaw people through tales of everyday life and remembered historical events Stories include one of slaves escaping to Indian land on a path across a big river, one of a young boy s memories of the Trail of Tears, one of a family taking in an abandoned infant, and many others The reader learns of the people s strong family devotion, respect for nature, and respect for the departed The book concludes with the author s memories of his fat [...]

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    8. I listened to the short stories told by storyteller Tim Tingle on audiobook He is a master storyteller and recounts the tales of his people, the Choctaw people, with skill and talent Some stories can make you laugh Others will cause you to cry This treasure of short stories is a wonderful account of a culture and people that I feel expanded my mind and softened my heart I would not have found this book if it were not for the Read Harder challenge, and this book made the challenge worth it to me. [...]

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    9. Tim Tingle is a master storyteller, and this excellent audio CD of his short story collection is proof of that The stories vary in tone and subject, but all are well told as Tingle uses his voice, Indian flute, and drum to draw the listener into the tale Some of the stories are memoirs from Tingle s life or the lives of acquaintances while others are reminiscent of folk tales, but all are Tingle s creation Listening to this fine audio disk is the next best thing to sitting in a live storytelling [...]

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    10. I am grateful as I experienced the stories in the book while watching a PBS special at the same time WHERE GOD LIKES TO BE A documentary about three young members of the Blackfeet Tribe in Montana who, over the course of one summer, face turning points in their lives Edward wants a job, but hasn t received any offers, so he marks time playing metal music with his band Andi is leaving home to attend college, but feels lonely and out of place once on campus and Doug It was like stepping into the s [...]

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    11. I have not laughed and cried from the same book in a long, long time Tim Tingle s stories of the Choctaw people are a wonderful mix of dreadful and delightful, thought provoking and invigorating I listened to the book on CD narrated by the author himself I cannot remember the last time I enjoyed the drive to work quite so much I am so glad I stumbled upon this book at the library, and I expect I will soon purchase a copy of my own Walking the Choctaw Road is a hidden treasure that everyone shoul [...]

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    12. I listened to the audiobook I wish I could give this book two different ratings one for how well done it was 5 stars Tim Tingle s talent is really quite remarkable and one for how I felt about it personally 3 stars didn t change my life or anything, but it was a fine thing to listen to, and quite enjoyable.

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    13. I loved Tim Tingle s collection of stories about the Red People and his works make me want to hear about the hardships, culture and daily life of these great people Tingle touches on the injustices and cruelty done to the Choctaw and other tribes by white settlers and the US government, but he does it gently, weaving it into the story, without bitterness or blame.

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    14. This cd is amazing The author is a storyteller, not just a reader The author storyteller speaks with the patois of the Choctaw so the stories seem even truer The stories are incredibly touching This is definitely one to listen to.

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    15. LOVE IT The stories are a great insite to Native history as well as spirituality If you don t read this book, you might be a racist

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    16. 2004 Oklahoma Book Award

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    17. Tingle is going to the elders and capturing their oral history before they pass These are not memoirs They are a history of our culture by its first inhabitants.

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    18. I have checked my family history on my fathers side im still learning

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    19. If you like this book, you must listen to the audiobook Read by Tim Tingle, listeners not only hear stories, they hear Choctaw chants and songs.

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    20. I love Tim Tingle as a storyteller and his stories in a book are no different I loved learning about the Choctaw people and some of the things they went through Great read

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