The Importance of Storytelling

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Storytelling not only preserves Chickasaw history – it unites the Chickasaw people through their common ancestry. The tradition of storytelling connects the Chickasaws of the past with modern-day members of the tribe.

Storytelling to Overcome Stereotypes

Lisa Billy

Lisa Billy recollects unsettling memories of childhood stereotypes she and other Native American children endured in school, and expresses her belief that storytelling can be used to eliminate theses stereotypes and other forms of bullying in present-day society.

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Chickasaw storytellers hold their audiences in the palm of their hands, skillfully weaving their tale, transporting us to another time.

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The Importance of Storytelling

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Lisa Billy received a history lesson that, to her, became a testament to the perseverance and grit of those who came before her.