Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes by Tim TingleSpirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes by Tim Tingle

Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized Tribes

byTim Tingle

Hardcover | July 13, 2006

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Book of the Year in the Popular Culture category Finalist and Storytelling World Award WinnerIn the Native American tradition, a strong connection exists between the spirit world and the natural world. What happens in one has direct and often reciprocal impact on the other. In this collection, Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle draws from the rich heritage of the Five Civilized Tribes - the Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Seminole nations - and brings tales from the spirit world into our world. These spine-tingling stories not only entertain but provide a window into the native customs and beliefs of these still-vital communities. In "Eagle Slayer," calamity befalls a Cherokee village when one member violates tradition. The Seminole story "Hungry for Meat" illustrates the premium the once-migratory people place on respecting the remains of the dead - and the penalty for doing otherwise. And the Creek story "Two Friends" takes a horrifying twist on the teaching that we be true to ourselves: trying to be something else violates the natural order and brings a lifetime of pain and isolation. Owls, rabbits, deer, eagles - all of these spirits and more are here, shifting shapes in dizzying sequence and illuminating the values, beliefs, hopes and fears still embraced by the Five Civilized Tribes. These Native American stories will teach readers the importance of courage, resourcefulness and respect.
Tim Tingle Bio: Tim Tingle is an award-winning author, much sought-after storyteller, and an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. His great-great grandfather, John Carnes, walked the Trail of Tears in 1835, and passed-down memories of this family epic that fueled Tim's early interest in writing and storytell...
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Title:Spirits Dark and Light: Supernatural Tales from the Five Civilized TribesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.82 × 5.91 × 0.1 inPublished:July 13, 2006Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874837782

ISBN - 13:9780874837780

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