I will tell you something about stories….They aren’t just for entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They are all we have, you see….You don’t have anything if you don’t have the stories. ~~~ Leslie Marmon Silko, CEREMONY ~~~

We must share the truth of our country’s history, which begins with  us. ~~~Tim Tingle, Choctaw storyteller and author

James Culberson, from “Choctaws Were Hastened in Starting the ‘Trail of Tears”, 1928:

May we ever remember that
a true man comes from no certain station in life, and
that the Great Spirit reaches out to his Indian children
and saves them by their faith, as well as
ones who hold the Bible in their book chests
all their lives.