Word-List, English Glossary and Specimens
Donald N. Panther-Yates
Native American languages are the most imperiled on earth. Since words serve not only to reflect reality but also to create and model it for others, language extinction does more than simply rob descendants of their cultural patrimony. It deprives everyone of a unique worldview. The simplicity and spirituality of the Tihanama people can be appreciated in the word chosen for the title of this collection. Their word for teaching, tchojoho, means literally "echo the heart." Tihanama is preserved in Rita Coolidge's "Cherokee Morning Song" on Music for the Native Americans, also known as “Windeyaho.” Learn this and other Tihanama songs appearing in print for the first time.
Published by Panther's Lodge
Paperbound 6 x 9
Donald N. Yates (also published as Donald Panther-Yates) is an American genealogist, author and cultural historian. He is the author of Old World Roots of the Cherokee, The Bear Went over the Mountain, The Eighth Arrow, Los Lunas Mystery Stone, A Memoir of Chief Two White Feathers and Red Man's Origin. He is a one-quarter blood Cherokee descendant and lives in Phoenix.