Knave wrote:If you are interested in the superhero genre, rest assured that there will be a bilingual English to Cherokee graphic novel coming out very soon. Probably within the next two months.
Introduction from the book wrote:Recorded, Compiled, Transcribed, and Translated
These stories were told in the classroom during the weeks I taught
Cherokee Literacy at the United Keetoowah Band headquarters in Tahlequah,
Oklahoma, during the summer of 2006.
I would like to thank George and Wanda Byrd, Jim Henson, D.J.
McCarter, and Dorothy Powell for telling these short stories. They were the ones
brave enough to tell stories without hesitation. Altogether, there were 12 students
who completed the certification course. Congratulations to all of you.
Some of these students drove well over 100 miles to take part in a class
that was taught entirely in Cherokee. There are many more Cherokee speakers in
northeastern Oklahoma who are more than able to tell their own stories, and I
encourage them to do so.
Although this is not a finished work, by a long shot, there is a wealth of
information in each of these stories. Along with the linguistic information one
can feast upon, you will definitely find cultural richness, sadness, and of course,
what is Cherokee without laughter. We had a lot of fun in this class.
These stories will, for a long time to come, serve as a great source of
information for linguist’s, teachers and students of Cherokee, and anyone who is
curious enough to read them.
I dedicate this combined effort to George Wickliffe, Chief of the United
Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, and to his administration for their support.
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