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Gilgamesh (name means hero-ancestor) lived in Uruk, Sumeria over 4,500 years ago. His story was recounted in the Epic of Gilgamesh. His sidekick was named Enkidu. Gilgamesh killed a supernatural ogre named Huwawa, guardian of the Gods’ Cedar Forest. Later, he slayed the Bull of Heaven, incurring the Gods’ wrath. He had many other adventures. He reminds me of the semi-legendary King Arthur. Write about him? Oh, yes.

 

 

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Pocahontas was a chief’s daughter, but she liked to cook.

Pungnough AKA corncob flour. Make a dough by combining corncob flour and water. The dough was formed into a flat cake and covered with leaves. Next, hot ashes were added on top of the leaves, which baked the cake. Talk about a smart use of resources! The dough could also be formed into balls and boiled as dumplings. [John Smith wrote in his journals that he didn’t like Pungnough] (she is said to be my great…great grandmother, but that is another story)

 

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Hardcover? E-book?

TV will soon be airing reruns. Social activities are frowned upon. Cabin fever is real.

Bored kids are whiny kids. Let them read. Or read to them. Or read a book yourself. Or all of the above. Check your favorite bookstore’s website. They likely will let you order online. Or go to your favorite e-retailer. Barnes & Noble ships. Not just my books, find one that interests you! Don’t let life pass you by!

Stone Man kidnaps Tsatsi’s sister during the #Cherokee Trail of Tears. Can Tsati rescue her? Is Stone Man a monster?

http://www.dancinglemurpressllc.com/new-adultyoung-adultmiddle-grade

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Man-Trail-Charles-Suddeth/dp/1939844622/

iTunes – https://fnd.io/#/us/book/1455664389-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears-by-char

Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Barnes & Noble – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130849102?ean=9781939844620

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44453832-stone-man-and-the-trail-of-tears

Indiebound – https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781939844620

BAM! – https://www.booksamillion.com/search?id=7703817183848&query=+stone+man+and+the+trail+of+tears&filter=product_type%3Abooks

 

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Pocahontas was a chief’s daughter, but she ate with everyone else.

Hobbenis AKA hopniss or groundnuts (early settlers likened them to turnips) are underground tubers similar to potatoes and cooked the same way. They were common along the east coast and were likely at the first Thanksgiving.

(she is said to be my great…great grandmother, but that is another story)

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Dawn brings promise

Dawn on the Ohio River. Eric Suddeth April 2019 photo.

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Sunset over the Ohio River. 2018 Eric Suddeth photo.

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A Conversation with Pocahontas

Pocahontas: “Sá kir winkan?” Pocahontas asks. (pronounced saw-keyd-WINK-on) How are you? Literally, Are you well?

 

I reply, “Kupi.” (pronounced kuh-PEE) I am well. Literally, yes.

 

“Nuturuwins Pocahontas,” she says. (pronounced nuh-tuh-DUH-wins) My name is Pocahontas. Literally, I am called Pocahontas.

 

“Kentucky nunowám,” I tell her. (pronounced nuh-NO-wawm) I am from Kentucky. Literally, Kentucky I come from.

 

“Apis!” she replies. [AH-peace] ‘Sit down!’

 

“Nunohum,” I whisper. [nuh-NO-hum] My grandmother.

 

She smiles. “Kuwumáras” [kuh-wuh-MAW-dahs] I love you.

[she is said to be my great…great grandmother, but that is another story]

 

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