Robinson, Harry (Syilx). Write it on Your Heart: The Epic World of an Okanagan Storyteller. Compiled and edited by Wendy Wickwire. Oral Tradition.

31. Write it on Your Heart (Robinson)

Publisher’s description: Write It on Your Heart is a celebration of the late Harry Robinson, one of the great storytellers of the Interior Salish people of North America. Collected over a ten-year period, the stories selected for this volume tell from a First Nations point of view about the origin of the world; the time of the animal people; the time before the coming of the white man; the stories of power; the prophet cult and its predictions of profound cultural and economic change; and the post-contact world. The collection ends with Robinson’s own version of “Puss in Boots,” true in every psychological detail to the European story, but set in the ranching country of the Similkameen Valley.

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