Books That Inspire 2007


 
Telling Stories the Kiowa Way
Gus Palmer, Jr


When I picked up Telling Stories the Kiowa Way, I expected to find a series of stories. What I didn't expect but was delighted to discover was an informal discussion of Kiowa customs that contextualized the stories, i.e. telling stories the Kiowa way. These extensive references to Kiowa traditional culture have enabled me to piece together periodic glimpses of Kiowa beliefs that I have encountered during my past ten years in Oklahoma. I now have a far deeper understanding of what it means to be Kiowa. I thank my good friend and colleague, Gus Palmer Jr., for this wonderful gift.
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Paula Conlon
Associate Professor
School of Music