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|Abstract||Field recordings on open-reel audio tape contain Cherokee tales performed by storyteller, teacher, and author Mary Ulmer Chiltoskey (1907-2000) and a conversation with Goingback Chiltoskey (1907-2000), a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and a woodcarver. The recordings were made in 1980 by Ron Robinson of Sylva, N.C., then a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, for a folklore class. Acquired as part of the Southern Folklife Collection.|
|Creator||Chiltoskey, Mary Ulmer.|
Ron Robinson of Sylva, N.C. is coordinator of Circles of Hope, Jackson County, a charitable organization, and owner of Land of Sky Advisors, a business consulting firm. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the early 1980s.
Storyteller and author Mary Ellen Ulmer Chiltoskey (1907-2000) taught the Cherokee language and served as librarian at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, N.C., in the mid-twentieth century. Her published works include Aunt Mary, Tell Me A Story: A Collection of Cherokee Legends & Tales, Cherokee Words With Pictures, and Cherokee Cooklore: Preparing Cherokee Foods. In 1956, she married Goingback Chiltoskey (born James Goingback Chiltoskie), a member of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, fellow teacher, and woodcarver whose artwork is exhibited in the North Carolina Museum of Art and the National Museum of the American Indian. Mary Chiltoskey, a white woman, became an honorary member of the Eastern Band in 1989.Back to Top
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