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Saltypie: A Choctaw Journey from Darkness Into Light

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Bee stings on the backside! That was just the beginning. Tim was about to enter a world of the past, with bullying boys, stones and Indian spirits of long ago. But they were real spirits, real stones, very real memories…

In this powerful family saga, author Tim Tingle tells the story of his familys move from Oklahoma Choctaw country to Pasadena, TX. Spanning 50 years, Saltypie describes the problems encountered by his Choctaw grandmother—from her orphan days at an Indian boarding school to hardships encountered in her new home on the Gulf Coast.

Tingle says, “Stories of modern Indian families rarely grace the printed page. Long before I began writing, I knew this story must be told.” Seen through the innocent eyes of a young boy, Saltypie — a 2011 Skipping Stones honor book, WordCraft Circle 2012 Children's Literature Award-winner, and winner of the 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People in the category of Grades 4-6 — is the story of one familys efforts to honor the past while struggling to gain a foothold in modern America.

Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a sought-after storyteller for folklore festivals, library conferences, and schools across America. At the request of Choctaw Chief Pyle, Tim tells a story to the tribe every year before Pyles State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering. Tims previous and often reprinted books from Cinco Puntos Press—Walking the Choctaw Road and Crossing Bok Chitto—received numerous awards, but what makes Tim the proudest is the recognition he receives from the American Indian communities.

Karen Clarkson, a Choctaw tribal member, is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits of Native Americans. She did not start painting until after her children had left home; she has since been widely acclaimed as a Native American painter. She lives in San Leandro, California.

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Saltypie is the sweet taste of Choctaw tears.

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Trouble, storyteller Tim Tingle tells his audiences, is where story comes from. Without trouble, there is no story. Growing up, when he or his Choctaw family faced trouble, they said, saltypie. This homespun expression helped them face adversity. In this wonderfully illustrated storybook, Tim tells us how that expression saltypie came to be. When Tim's dad was a boy, the family moved into an Anglo neighborhood. His grandmother walked out on the front porch one day. Someone threw a rock at her face, and she lost her eyesight. Saltypie tells the story of how Tim's Choctaw family, led by the wisdom of his grandmother, walked into the light of understanding.

Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a sought-after storyteller for folklore festivals, library conferences, and schools across America. At the request of Choctaw Chief Pyle, Tim tells a story to the tribe every year before Pyle's State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering. Tim's previous and often reprinted books from Cinco Puntos Press--Walking the Choctaw Road and Crossing Bok Chitto--received numerous awards nationally, but what makes Tim the proudest is the recognition he receives from the American Indian communities around the country.

Karen Clarkson, a Choctaw tribal member, is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits of Native Americans. She did not start painting until after her children had left home; she has since been widely acclaimed as a Native American painter. She lives in San Leandro, California.

About the Author

Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle makes his living telling stories and teaching folklore at schools, universities and festivals nationally. The Wordcraft Circle of Native American Writers and Storytellers selected Tim as "Contemporary Storyteller of the Year" for 2001. Tim Tingle lives in Canyon Lake, Texas, near San Antonio. Choctaw artist Karen Clarkson lives in San Leandro, California with her husband Bill and their two dogs. A trip to Paris when she was ten inspired her to study the old masters but she feels she came into her own as an artist when she started creating portraits of Native Americans.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933693675
Author:
Tingle, Tim
Publisher:
Cinco Puntos Press
Illustrator:
Clarkson, Karen
Author:
Clarkson, Karen
Subject:
Wisdom
Subject:
Grandmothers -- United States.
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 Color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.25 in 15.5 oz
Age Level:
08-12

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Saltypie is the sweet taste of Choctaw tears.

"Synopsis" by , Trouble, storyteller Tim Tingle tells his audiences, is where story comes from. Without trouble, there is no story. Growing up, when he or his Choctaw family faced trouble, they said, saltypie. This homespun expression helped them face adversity. In this wonderfully illustrated storybook, Tim tells us how that expression saltypie came to be. When Tim's dad was a boy, the family moved into an Anglo neighborhood. His grandmother walked out on the front porch one day. Someone threw a rock at her face, and she lost her eyesight. Saltypie tells the story of how Tim's Choctaw family, led by the wisdom of his grandmother, walked into the light of understanding.

Tim Tingle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a sought-after storyteller for folklore festivals, library conferences, and schools across America. At the request of Choctaw Chief Pyle, Tim tells a story to the tribe every year before Pyle's State of the Nation Address at the Choctaw Labor Day Gathering. Tim's previous and often reprinted books from Cinco Puntos Press--Walking the Choctaw Road and Crossing Bok Chitto--received numerous awards nationally, but what makes Tim the proudest is the recognition he receives from the American Indian communities around the country.

Karen Clarkson, a Choctaw tribal member, is a self-taught artist who specializes in portraits of Native Americans. She did not start painting until after her children had left home; she has since been widely acclaimed as a Native American painter. She lives in San Leandro, California.

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