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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (53 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tim Tingle Narrator: Tim Tingle Publisher: Cinco Puntos Press Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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In Walking the Choctaw Road, Tim Tingle reaches far back into tribal memory to offer a deeply personal collection of stories woven from the supernatural, mythical, historical, and oral accounts of Choctaw people living today.

Oklahoma comes from the Choctaw word Okla Homma, meaning Red People. In this, his first collection of stories, acclaimed storyteller and folklorist Tim Tingle tells the stories of his people, the Choctaw People, the Okla Homma. For years Tim has collected the stories of the old folks, weaving those tales into his own stories, mixing traditional lore with stories from everyday life. Thus, Walking the Choctaw Road has a mixture of contemporary stories of Choctaw people living their lives right now, historical accounts passed down from generation to generation, and stories arising from beliefs and myths.

In one of the 11 stories, Tim tells how audiences are always wanting to hear stories about the Indian Wars, so he tells about his own Indian War, which he calls Archie's War, the 20-year war between his father and himself, which ended in hard-won respect and love for them both. In another, he lets a five-year-old boy tell us a magical, tragic tale about The Trail of Tears, when the U.S. government forcibly removed the Choctaw people from their homeland to Oklahoma. And in another, a Choctaw preacher tells about his grandmother, a healing woman, who has a beyond-death relationship with her protector dog, Shob.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 timothy johnson | 10/20/2013

    " This is an awesome historical acct written in story form. Tim is as great on paper as in person.. He knows how to preserve a memorable story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/28/2012

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlis | 8/4/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/27/2012

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/16/2011

    " 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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