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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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tingle, Tim -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
Tingle, Tim -- Family -- Juvenile literature.
Choctaw Indians -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Grandmothers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Wisdom -- Juvenile literature.
Choctaw Indians -- Crimes against -- Texas -- Pasadena -- Juvenile literature.
Blindness -- Texas -- Pasadena -- Juvenile literature.
Pasadena (Tex.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Tingle, Tim -- Childhood and youth.
Tingle, Tim -- Family.
Choctaw Indians -- Biography.
Pasadena (Tex.) -- Biography.