Tales from the Whispering Basket
Tales from the Whispering Basket is an excellent selection of short stories and poetry by Nipmuc Tribal member of Massachusetts, Larry Spotted Crow Mann. He draws on his Native American roots, but also delivers magnificent tales that transcend all walks of life. This captivating collection will take the reader on an epic journey of adventure and wonder that will surely stimulate a mosaic of passions! His story "Deal Me In" is based on a story of love and unity that was formerly passed down orally in his family for many generations and gives you a taste of his tribe's past and present. Demonstrating the author's flexibility to reach beyond roots and into the soul of Everyone, "Soul Inspiration" reflects contemporary problems such as overcoming loneliness and finding romance – but, with some unexpected bumps in the road. Mann bases his historical novella "Mattawamp" on the actual Nipmuc Chief and hero to Massachusetts Natives whose life culminated in the events of King Phillip's War. When Nipmucs were being sold into slavery by the Commonwealth's governor, being systematically murdered, having their land stolen, and forced into Christian Praying Towns, Mattawamp fought back. Mann's account, beginning during the time that Mattawamp is fourteen years of age, represents a long overdue resurrection of this warrior, dreamer, and leader. "Deadly Deeds" entertains but also triggers a roller coaster of excitement with its unexpected outcome. The tale of "The Basket" hits close to home to millions of Native Americans and is based on actual events and painful issues Native Americans continue to wrestle with; the story also reflects the power of the ancestors to help us heal. Mann's compilation of Poetry in this volume reflects both this world and the places of dreams and nightmares. The writer lets you into those dark yet beautiful, horrible yet enjoyable, places of the mind and matter. www.whisperingbasket.com
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.