In this Book

A Listening Wind
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A Listening Wind, a collection of translated original texts and commentary edited by Marcia Haag, highlights the large array of Indigenous linguistic and cultural groups of the U.S. Southeast. A whole range of genres and selected texts represent language groups of the Choctaw, Creek, Chickasaw, Yuchi, Cherokee, Koasati, Houma, Catawba, and Atakapa.
 
The traditional and modern Native literature genres showcased in A Listening Wind include stories that speakers perceive to be in the past (or “fixed”), genres that have developed alongside these stories, and modern story types that have sometimes supplanted traditional tales and are now enjoying trajectories of their own. These texts have been selected to demonstrate particular literary themes and the cultural perspectives that inform them. Introductory essays illuminate how they fit into Native American religious and philosophical systems. Overall this collection discloses the sometimes hidden connections among genres as well as their importance to language groups of the Southeast.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Marcia Haag
  3. pp. xiii-xxx
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  1. Choctaw
  1. Mississippi Choctaw Oral Literature
  2. Tom Mould
  3. pp. 3-12
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  1. Creation Myths
  1. The Choctaw Creation Legend
  2. Isaac Pistonatubbee
  3. pp. 13-14
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  1. Creation of Three Races
  2. Harley Vaughn
  3. pp. 14-16
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  1. Shush Anumpa
  1. Why Terrapins Never Get Fat
  2. Olman Comby
  3. pp. 17-18
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  1. The Dog Who Spoke Choctaw
  2. Jake York
  3. pp. 18-19
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  1. Running Water
  2. Lillie Gibson
  3. p. 20
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  1. The Man and the Turkey
  2. Henry Williams
  3. pp. 21-22
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  1. Supernatural Legends and Encounters
  1. The Little Man
  2. Terry Ben
  3. pp. 23-26
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  1. Pa̜š Malaya (Long Hair)
  2. Cynthia Clegg
  3. pp. 26-30
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  1. Prophecies
  1. Prophecy of New Inventions and Lost Traditions
  2. Billy Amos
  3. pp. 31-35
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  1. Prophecy of Cars and Changing Values
  2. Odie Mae Anderson
  3. pp. 36-37
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  1. The Third Removal
  2. Estelline Tubby
  3. pp. 38-42
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  1. Where Oral Tradition and Literacy Collide
  1. James L. McDonald’s Spectre Essay of 1830
  2. Phillip Carroll Morgan
  3. pp. 43-55
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  1. Letter to Peter Pitchlynn
  2. J. L. McDonald
  3. pp. 56-64
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  1. Modern Oklahoma Choctaw Stories
  1. Modern Oklahoma Choctaw Stories
  2. Marcia Haag
  3. pp. 65-68
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  1. Boarding School Runaways
  2. Paula Carney
  3. pp. 69-70
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  1. How I Almost Killed a Hog by Scaring It
  2. Abe Frazier
  3. pp. 70-71
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  1. Aiisht Ahollo (The Miracle)
  2. Bill Nowlin
  3. pp. 71-72
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  1. Neva the Hunter
  2. Lois McAlvain Pugh
  3. p. 72
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  1. Muskogee (Creek)
  1. Muskogee (Creek) Literature
  2. Jack B. Martin
  3. pp. 75-82
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  1. Traditional Tales
  1. The Story of Corn (Vce Nak-onvkuce)
  2. Taylor Postoak
  3. pp. 83-87
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  1. The Boy Who Turned into a Snake
  2. I. Field
  3. pp. 87-88
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  1. Rabbit Steals Fire
  2. Earnest Gouge
  3. pp. 89-90
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  1. Girl Abducted by Lion
  2. Earnest Gouge
  3. pp. 90-94
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  1. Stories of Real People
  1. Autobiography of James Hill
  2. James Hill
  3. pp. 95-100
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  1. Traditional Song
  1. Estvmvn Estomen Follatskis (Wherever, However You Are)
  2. Gloria M. McCarty
  3. pp. 101-102
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  1. Chickasaw
  1. Chickasaw Oral Literature
  2. Lokosh, Joshua D. Hinson
  3. pp. 105-114
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  1. Chikashsha Naaikbiˈ Anoˍliˈ : Creation-Origin Stories
  1. Chikashsha Naaikbiˈ Anoˍliˈ (Chickasaw Creation Story)
  2. Juanita Byars
  3. pp. 115-116
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  1. How the Day and Night Were Divided: Traditional
  2. p. 116
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  1. Shikonnoˈpaˈ : Possum Stories
  1. Katihmit Loksiˈ Hakshopat Bosholli (Why Turtle Has a Cracked Shell)
  2. Weldon Fulsom
  3. pp. 117-118
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  1. Iksaˈ Nannanoˍ Liˈ : Clan Stories
  1. Kowimilhlhaˈ Hattakat Lhoˍfaˈ Ittafama (Wildcat Man Meets the Bigfoot)
  2. Zeno McCurtain
  3. pp. 119-120
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  1. Chokoshpaˈ Nannanoˍ Liˈ : Humor Stories
  1. Fala Shiikiˈ Táwwaˈa, or Falat Ibichchalaˈ Inkaniya (Crow and the Buzzard, or Crow Loses His Nose)
  2. John Puller
  3. pp. 121-122
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  1. Oral Narratives Pose Interpretative Challenges
  1. Interpretation Is a Tricky Business: Reviewing Glenda Galvan’s Katihsht Ittish Oppoloˈat Okla Alhihaˈ Imalattook (How Poison Came to the Chickasaw and Choctaw, 2011)
  2. Lokosh, Joshua D. Hinson
  3. pp. 123-138
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  1. Yuchi
  1. Yuchi Stories
  2. Mary S. Linn
  3. pp. 139-148
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  1. Mythical Time Stories
  1. The Red-Mouthed Lizard and the Hunters
  2. Maxey Simms
  3. pp. 149-151
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  1. How the Yuchi Kill the Red-Mouthed Lizard
  2. Andy Johnson
  3. pp. 151-152
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  1. Wind and Iron
  2. Maxey Simms
  3. pp. 153-156
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  1. Animal Tales
  1. The First Woman to Leave a Lazy Husband
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  3. p. 157
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  1. Rabbit and Turkeys
  2. Ida Clinton Riley
  3. pp. 158-162
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  1. Stories of the Supernatural
  1. Spirit Stories
  2. Sam Brown, Mrs. Sam Brown
  3. pp. 163-164
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  1. Cherokee
  1. Cherokee Literature
  2. Christopher B. Teuton
  3. pp. 167-174
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  1. Galgogv’i: New and Old Lies
  1. The Rabbit and the Image
  2. Dalala
  3. pp. 175-176
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  1. Rabbit and Possum Look for Wives
  2. Sequoyah Guess
  3. pp. 176-183
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  1. How the Possum Lost His Beautiful Tail
  2. Kathi Smith Littlejohn
  3. pp. 183-186
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  1. Thunder and the Uk’ten’
  2. Siquanid
  3. pp. 186-189
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  1. How the White Man Was Made
  2. Hastings Shade
  3. pp. 189-190
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  1. Ulvsgedi: Stories of the Wondrous
  1. The Owl at the Window
  2. Hastings Shade
  3. pp. 191-192
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  1. Crossing Safely
  2. Sammy Still
  3. pp. 193-194
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  1. Santeetlah Ghost Story
  2. Edna Chekelelee
  3. pp. 194-198
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  1. The Little People and the Nunnehi
  2. Robert Bushyhead
  3. pp. 198-203
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  1. The Spirit of an Ancestor
  2. Hastings Shade
  3. pp. 203-208
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  1. Kanoheda: Philosophy, History, and Memoir
  1. The Language and the Fire
  2. Sequoyah Guess, Hastings Shade, Woody Hansen, Christopher B. Teuton
  3. pp. 209-212
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  1. A Cherokee Vision of Eloh’: An Excerpt
  2. Sakiya Sanders
  3. pp. 212-215
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  1. The Cherokee Migration Story
  2. Sequoyah Guess
  3. pp. 215-224
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  1. The Trail of Tears
  2. Freeman Owle
  3. pp. 224-229
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  1. Mankiller: A Chief and Her People (excerpt)
  2. Wilma Mankiller, Michael Wallis
  3. pp. 230-246
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  1. Who Is Cherokee?
  2. Harry Oosahwee, Adawi Donowelani
  3. pp. 247-251
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  1. Who Is Cherokee?: Federal Recognition, Culture, and Rhetorical Sovereignty
  2. Kimberly G. Wieser
  3. pp. 251-260
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  1. Koasati
  1. Koasati (Coushatta) Literature
  2. Linda Langley
  3. pp. 263-268
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  1. Traditional Stories
  1. The Bear Hunter and the Alligator’s Gift
  2. Isabel Celestine Robinson
  3. pp. 269-270
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  1. How the Owl Got Skinny Legs
  2. Ronnie Abney
  3. pp. 271-273
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  1. Getting Fire from the Bear
  2. Crystal Williams
  3. pp. 273-274
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  1. Modern Stories and Memoirs
  1. How We Survived Long Ago
  2. Doris Robinson Celestine Battice, Jamison “Jimmy” Poncho
  3. pp. 275-280
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  1. Hunting in the Olden Days, and Tomatoes
  2. Dan Sylestine
  3. pp. 280-281
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  1. Grandmother and the Nail
  2. Bertney Langley
  3. pp. 282-283
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  1. Another Story about Grandmother and a Nail
  2. Bertney Langley
  3. pp. 283-284
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  1. Grandmother and the Gift Card
  2. Lorenda Poncho
  3. pp. 284-285
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  1. Grandmother and the Turtle
  2. Claudine Celestine Hasting
  3. pp. 285-286
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  1. On My Way to the Meeting (Ittanahkafa Aayaliis)
  2. Janice Battise Sylestine
  3. pp. 287-288
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  1. Smaller Southeastern Tribes
  1. Introduction to Atakapa, Catawba, and Houma Stories
  2. William Sconzert-Hall
  3. pp. 291-298
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  1. Atakapa-Ishak
  1. Interpretation of the Creation Myth
  2. Shaman Shawn Papillion
  3. pp. 299-301
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  1. Otsitat, the One Who Sits Above All The Making of the Earth
  2. Shaman Shawn Papillion
  3. pp. 301-304
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  1. Catawba
  1. Interpretation of a Folktale
  2. Beckee Garris
  3. p. 305
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  1. How the Chipmunk Got Its Stripes
  2. Beckee Garris
  3. p. 306
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  1. Houma
  1. Interpretation of Two Traditional Stories
  2. MorningDove Verret Hopkins, William Sconzert-Hall
  3. p. 307
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  1. How Rabbit Lost His Tail
  2. MorningDove Verret Hopkins
  3. pp. 307-308
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  1. How Turtle Broke His Shell
  2. MorningDove Verret Hopkins
  3. pp. 308-310
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  1. Source Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 311-314
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 315-318
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 319-327
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  1. Further Series Titles
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