Indigenous oral tradition

"We know that antiquity exists, but we prefer to tell the old stories as though they happened yesterday. I've seen this consistently happen in my family. My grandmother told stories that were centuries old with my grandfather in them. The immediacy of having it be your uncle instead of long ago and far away made the stories more believable to the kids. Europeans get all tired up in the issue of linear history... it's really all about place, time, and family." (as quoted in Haefeli and Sweeney 277-278)

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Indigenous oral tradition

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Lynn Murphy

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Haefeli, Evan and Kevin Sweeney
2006 Captive Histories: English, French, and Native Narratives of the 1704 Deerfield Raid. University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst, MA.

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University of Massachusetts Press

Date

2006

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"We know that antiquity exists, but we prefer to tell the old stories as though they happened yesterday. I've seen this consistently happen in my family. My grandmother told stories that were centuries old with my grandfather in them. The immediacy of having it be your uncle instead of long ago and far away made the stories more believable to the kids. Europeans get all tired up in the issue of linear history... it's really all about place, time, and family." (as quoted in Haefeli and Sweeney 277-278)

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Lynn Murphy, “Indigenous oral tradition,” Pocumtuck Heritage Portal, accessed October 20, 2018, http://omeka.pocumtuckheritage.org/items/show/26.