Posts Tagged ‘Choctaw’

Blogging From Mars

Today I am with sci fi and fantasy author Damien Larkin from Dublin, Ireland. His blog: Mars Occupation Force – Press Office: He often features writer interviews. Today I am discussing The Choctaw, the Cherokee’s friends and neighbors. Please join us, maybe even learn a thing or two and have some fun. (I also discuss Stone Man and the Trail of Tears, which will be released October 8)


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The Choctaw people have many similarities with Cherokees. They both love stickball—a type of lacrosse, and they both wore cloth turbans (nobody knows how they came to wear them). One house is a summer house, and the other house is a chukka, a winter house made of grass and mud.

I know only 2 Choctaw words. Okla means land, and homa means red—red land or Oklahoma.

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