Talking Stick     1997
An elder storyteller from the Wampanog tribe came to my daughter's school.  As well as incredible stories, he has a beautiful 'talking stick'.  A talking stick is passed in a meeting and the person with the stick has the right to talk; more than that, the right to be heard.  I asked him if it would be improper if I made a talking stick and he said that it would be fine.  He said white men needed talking sticks since they don't listen to each other very well.  This was one of my efforts.

Copyright© 1997 by Victor Young
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