In Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit, Chickasaw storyteller and tribal elder Glenda Galvan first shared some of her favorite stories with the world. Each story is illuminated with original illustrations, inspired by tribal history and culture, by renowned Chickasaw artist Jeannie Barbour. In Chikasha Stories, Volume Two: Shared Voices, Galvan and Barbour continued the storytelling tradition so vital to Chickasaw culture.
Now with Chikasha Stories, Volume Three: Shared Wisdom, Galvan and Barbour complete their invaluable series. Guaranteed to delight readers young and old, these stories—told in both Chickasaw and English—serve as a valuable introduction to the Chickasaw language. Shared Wisdom also highlights the value placed on storytellers and reveals why their role is so honored in the Chickasaw Nation.
The first book in the series, Chikasha Stories, Volume One: Shared Spirit won the 2012 Oklahoma Book Award in the Children’s Book category. Chickasaw Press published the second volume, Chikasha Stories, Volume Two: Shared Voices, in 2012.
|Publisher:||University of Oklahoma Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Glenda A. Galvan was born into the Fox Clan of the Chickasaw Nation and serves as her clan’s storyteller. She has served on numerous museum boards, and often travels to share her culture and traditional Southeastern stories. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Oklahoma and serves the Chickasaw Nation as manager and curator of the Chickasaw White House museum and historical site at Emet, Oklahoma.
The award-winning illustrations and writings of Jeannie Barbour have been featured in many art exhibitions, publications, and books, including Chickasaw: Unconquered and Unconquerable, Proud to Be Chickasaw, and Let’s Speak Chickasaw.