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Totkv Mocvse / New Fire : Creek Folktales (04 Edition)

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Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Earnest Gouge, an important early Creek (Muskogee) author, and makes available for the first time-in Creel and English—the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe.

In 1915, Earnest Gouge was encouraged by ethnographer John Reed Swanton to record Creek legends and myths. Gouge's manuscript lay in the National Anthropological Archives for eighty-five years until two Creek-speaking sisters, Margaret McKane Mauldin and Juanita McGirt, and linguist Jack B. Martin, began translating and editing the document. In Totkv Mocvse/New Fire, Gouge's stories appear in parallel format, with the Creek text alongside the English translation.

The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals, to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience in the woods. An insightful foreword by Craig Womack and Jack Martin's introduction frame the stories within Creek literature and history. Martin and Mauldin also provide brief introductions to each story, highlighting key elements of Creek culture.

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Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Creek (Muskogee) author Earnest Gouge and makes available for the first time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience.

About the Author

Earnest Gouge (ca. 1865-1955) was a full-blood Creek (Muskogee) born in Indian Territory. A natural storyteller, Gouge, like his adoptive father, later turned to the ministry but never neglected Creek ceremonial ways.

Jack B. Martin is Director of Linguistics and Robert F. and Sarah M. Boyd Associate Professor of English at the College of William and Mary, and coauthor, with Margaret Mauldin, of A Dictionary of Creek/Muskogee.

Margaret McKane Mauldin is a fluent Creek speaker and Instructor in the University of Oklahoma's Anthropology Department.

Craig S. Womack is Associate Professor in the English Department at Emory University, author of Drowning in Fire: A Novel and Red on Red: Native American Literary Separatism, and coauthor of Reasoning Together: The Native Critics Collective.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806136295
Editor:
Martin, Jack B.
Editor:
McGirt, Juanita
Editor:
Martin, Jack B.
Editor:
McGirt, Juanita
Author:
Mauldin, Margaret McKane
Author:
Womack, Craig S.
Author:
Gouge, Earnest
Author:
Martin, Jack B.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
American - Native American
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 bandw illus.
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 x 0.4 in 1.06 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Totkv Mocvse/New Fire presents the work of Creek (Muskogee) author Earnest Gouge and makes available for the first time--in Creek and English--the myths and legends of a major American Indian tribe. The stories cover many themes, from the humorous allegories of Rabbit, Wolf, and other personified animals to hunting stories designed to frighten a nighttime audience.
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