Sunday, March 23, 2008

Tribal Press: Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma




The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma publishes books about the Choctaw people. Among them are several children's books. If you've read any of them, let me know!

Click here to get to the page of their children's books.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crossing Bok Chitto by Tim Tingle is on the Texas Bluebonnet list for next year. Since receiving the order, I read this one first since I've been a fan of Tim Tingle's storytelling since I saw him perform at a TLA storytelling concert. This is a beautiful legend of the Choctaw people, demonstrating a cooperation between two peoples who experienced oppression, black slaves and Native Americans. Tingle is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

James BlueWolf said...

I have read the series of five books, in Chahta and in English, to my grandchildren. They really relate to Norma Howard's illustrations. Having the stories there in both languages is important. I commend Minko Greg Pyle and the Nation for their support of the language and for producing this series. James BlueWolf

Ben said...

James,

Are you a native speaker of Choctaw? I'm curious how native speakers use/respond to this series. It seems that most people I know who are familar with the books use them primarily or soley as language-teaching tools. But I have not yet met a native speaker who has read the texts.