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Yuchi stomp dance

soKAnoAno We are still here: The Yuchi tribe still has an active ceremonial life. Then and now photos, Oklahoma. (the Yuchi once lived in a village in Turkey Neck Bend, Cumberland County Kentucky, my grandmother was born nearby)

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Flint Rock Ceremonial Grounds (stomp dance grounds) Rocky Mountain, Oklahoma, near Stilwell Oklahoma where the Cherokee Trail of Tears physically ended in 1839.

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74th Anniversary Poem

My parents, Charles George Suddeth and Mary Katherine Pait, married September 6, 1946 in Angola, Indiana. They met about 1945 when they both worked at Higsby’s Marathon and Diner, across the street from the Jeffersonville, Indiana train station.

Mom burned all her poems but one. This one is about meeting him in 1945 and was likely written right after his 2006 death.

Charlie Boy

Mary Katherine Pait Suddeth

Has been a long time,

Since your face I did see,

Working at Higsby,

And looking through the window at me,

My heart did flip,

And never did stop.

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It’s Party Time!

Labor Day! Monday, September 6 is Labor Day! Labor is from a Latin word meaning toil and pain. No toil and pain on this day! Have fun! Picnic, party, and so on! (Some of us get wild, but I promised the neighbors I’d behave)

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Ice cold mystery

Mystery—what is Blue Moon Ice Cream? Vanilla, citrus, marshmallow? No one knows, but it is has become popular in many countries. It is an ingredient in Superman Ice cream—blue, yellow, red—but the red and yellow are known and vary with the company.

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1872 Mystery

Lowry War: After his father was murdered in 1864, Henry Berry Lowry organized a gang that robbed and terrorized wealthy whites, first Confederate home guard, later Union troops in Robeson County North Carolina. His gang was a mix of Lumbee Indians, blacks, and whites. After a lucrative 1872 raid, he vanished, but by then most of his gang was dead. He likely hid in nearby swamps. His legend has become summer theater, Strike at the Wind.

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 September back-to-school special!

This includes Stone Man and the Trail of Tears!

Buy one print book direct, get two eBooks free.
Buy two print books direct, get two eBooks and an audio book free.
All orders come with swag – bookmarks, postcards, etc.
Conditions: Orders must be placed through the Dancing Lemur Press website.
USA delivery only – but please inquire into shipping costs as we can ship to some countries outside the USA.
EBooks over $2.99 not eligible for free eBook selections. Audio boxed sets not eligible for free audio book selection.
Offer good September 1 – 30, 2021.
Take advantage of this great offer – support your favorite author and publisher whose live events are mostly cancelled for the rest of the year.

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It bes’ that way

Lumbee English

The Lumbee Tribe is located in Robeson County, North Carolina, with up to 100,000 living in the area. (likely some of my Pate family, a common Lumbee name). Their dialect is distinct from nearby white and black dialects.  

Cuz—greeting used for a fellow Lumbee

Toten—smell, sound, vision betraying the presence of a spirit

“I’m got to do it” “it bes that way”

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September back-to-school special!

This includes Stone Man and the Trail of Tears! Buy one print book direct, get two eBooks free.
Buy two print books direct, get two eBooks and an audio book free.
All orders come with swag – bookmarks, postcards, etc.
Conditions: Orders must be placed through the Dancing Lemur Press website.
USA delivery only – but please inquire into shipping costs as we can ship to some countries outside the USA.
EBooks over $2.99 not eligible for free eBook selections. Audio boxed sets not eligible for free audio book selection.
Offer good September 1 – 30, 2021.
Take advantage of this great offer – support your favorite author and publisher whose live events are mostly cancelled for the rest of the year.

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Coincidence?

This photo is of Gary Hunt, present Chief of the Piqua Shawnee, a descendant of Peter Chartier, 18th century Chief of the Piqua, who settled Shawneetown, Illinois, where my family settled. Gary Hunt bears an uncanny resemblance to Tecumseh, the great Shawnee chief. This may be coincidence.

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