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.

Thanksgiving: Storytelling from a Native Perspective

Lisa Billy

Thanksgiving, while celebrated as an American holiday, can be attributed to the accepting Indian tribes who welcomed the pilgrims to their land as a sign of peace. Lisa Billy expresses her interests in sharing this Native American perspective to children through the art of storytelling.

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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.