November is Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month – and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to focus on oral storytelling. For most of us, no matter what your culture, there are stories that are passed down through the generations. No matter if you use a story knife or words, stories have the power to teach us, inspire us, and let us become part of the story.
And then there are the family legends! The stories of those we know and love and of those who are gone but not forgotten. Sometimes these stories seem like tall tales, but they are a great example of oral storytelling. This month we want you to help you share stories with those you love – stories you already know and ones that you can tell for the first time.
P.S. Save the Hairy Man stories until your child is a bit older!