Mrs. Wilson’s True Tales Retold
John Harris
These tales are retold from Kathlamet myth. They are not retold as translations. They are retold with a modern meaning, a meaning that matches my own cultural and spiritual sphere. However, their inspiration is Kathlamet and is Mrs. Wilson herself, whose experience as a woman seems to imbue these tales with her particular wisdom. We are accustomed to think of myth as rigid doxology because our own doxology, which is our myth, is so rigid. However, more than a few ethnologists have had to admit they had been duped by tall tales of confidants, who related, as it turned out, personal stories for tribal tales. Not that these were inauthentic, but they were certainly and pointedly rendered from a personal perspective.
Mrs. Wilson’s True Tales Retold
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