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Cherokee Storyteller Gregg Howard

Every year the Cherokee get to re-affirm their friendship with 6,000 Mexicans.  All 6000 met Gregg.

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Every year the Cherokee get to re-affirm their friendship with 6,000 Mexicans. All 6000 met Gregg.

Gregg Howard, a U.S. Marine Veteran, is Cherokee /Powhattan as well as Swedish and English. The Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers selected him as Storyteller of the Year in 1997. His video, Tales of Wonder has won four national awards including a Bronze Telly, for excellence. Under the stars and in front of the fire, Gregg “Kanoheski” (Storyteller) Howard's stories come alive. Cherokees have told stories in this manner for a millennium. Gregg is a strong link in the chain.

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Under the stars and in front of the fire, Gregg “Kanoheski” (Storyteller) Howard’s stories come alive. Cherokees have told stories in this manner for millennia. Gregg is a strong link in the chain.


Tales of Wonder was also selected to receive the prestigious Video Magic 2000 Award from the National Library Association and Parenting Publications and the CD version was recently nominated for the Native American Music Awards - Spoken Word Category. Tales of Wonder II was recently awarded the Parent"s Guide to Children"s Media Award for 2001.

Gregg is honored by Chief Rogers and noted linguist Durbin Feeling with the title “ He Who Tell Our Stories True”

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Gregg is honored by Chief Rogers and noted linguist Durbin Feeling with the title “He Who Tell Our Stories True”

Gregg began storytelling in 1995 at the insistence of Gayle Ross, noted Cherokee storyteller. He teaches the Cherokee language and history and is spokesman for the Cherokee Honor Society. Chief Ross Swimmer honored him as an Ambassador of Good Will for the Cherokee Nation in 1978. He is also a member of the National Storytelling and Tejas Storytelling Associations, and the Oklahoma Native Language Association. Surrounded by the beauty of Mexico, Cherokees sit entranced by the spirit of the fire as Gregg “Kanoheski” weaves it with the magic of a story. Nobody moved.

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Surrounded by the beauty of Mexico, Cherokees sit entranced by the spirit of the fire as Gregg “Kanoheski” weaves it with the magic of a story. Nobody moved.

Lari grimaces as Chief Rogers suggests they all walk toe 6 miles back into town and Gregg enthusiastically agrees, why not?

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Lari grimaces as Chief Rogers suggests they all walk the 6 miles back into town and Gregg enthusiastically agrees, why not?



Listening to the stories about early Cherokees from the descendants of the Rodriques-Patinős families.(Photo - Right)
Listening to the stories about early Cherokees from the descendants of the Rodriques-Patinős families.



Storyteller Gregg “Kanoheski” Howard is always up and going, ready to help his fellow Cherokees.(Photo - Left)
Storyteller Gregg “Kanoheski” Howard is always up and going, ready to help his fellow Cherokees.



Gregg Howard & wife Lari “Choctaw Daughter” find the 6 mile walk in The Zaragosa parade invigorating. Gregg’s expression began and ended happy to be making new friends.(Photo - Right)
Gregg Howard & wife Lari “Choctaw Daughter” find the 6 mile walk in The Zaragosa parade invigorating. Gregg’s expression began and ended happy to be making new friends.





Cherokees listen to the Mexican family stories about the arrest of Sequoyah.

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Cherokees listen to the Mexican family stories about the arrest of Sequoyah.

Gregg examines the hot sulfur spring where Sequoyah bathed. We could not get his attention away from that hot spring.

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Gregg examines the hot sulfur spring where Sequoyah bathed. We could not get his attention away from that hot spring.



Gregg & Lari chat with Gloria Rodriquez. In the background is a seven-sided structure being built for shade.

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Gregg & Lari chat with Gloria Rodriquez. In the background is a seven-sided structure being built for shade.

Cherokees at the old hacienda, which gave shelter to the Cherokees when US military agents came to arrest them at the adjacent village. Gregg felt a connection with that land where Sequoyah lived.

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Cherokees at the old hacienda, which gave shelter to the Cherokees when US military agents came to arrest them at the adjacent village. Gregg felt a connection with that land where Sequoyah lived.







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