The Cascade Geographic Society can provide a professional
storyteller for your class, organization, workshop, seminar, or other
gatherings. Specializing in Native American myths, true stories of the Oregon
Trail and the Mountain Men- told in period clothing and utilizing the music and
artifacts of those times of long ago, around a special indoor campfire - history
does come alive!
Reserve a performance for "Native American Myths and Legends of the
Northwest", a lone storyteller in period clothing or the complete program
with Indian drumming, singing, dancing, and storytelling.
Or, Tales of the Oregon Trail, featuring a storyteller in period clothing,
retelling the famous and infamous stories of this ancient 2000-plus mile trail
of the Indians and the "Prairie Schooners".
In addition, there are many other programs that feature oral tradition
such as the following: Tall Tales of the Pacific Northwest and Stories of Other
Oddities (true or not, these stories are part of the folklore of this most
unique geographic area); Taming the New Eden (Stories of Settling the Willamette
Valley), the oral history of the American Indians and the others who emigrated
West -- (the Oregon Trail pioneers, the missionaries, the Chinese, the
African-Americans, the Gypsies, and others); Tales of Old Oregon (stories of its
history and how this geographic region became a state); and more. Call Cascade Geographic Society
(503-622-4798) for Additional Information or for Tour Registrations!
We offer a special half-day, one, two, or three-day workshop that teaches
you how to not only tell stories, but how to write stories. This special
process, Writing Oral Tradition, combines various disciplines -- language arts,
drama, speech, history, etc. The sessions include storytelling performances,
classroom presentations (such as oral traditions in the Northwest, North
America, and around the world, the art and techniques of storytelling, the use
of props, blending music and dance, the use of research in storytelling, the
process of writing stories, editing stories, etc.), and more. The production of
a hardbound book of stories is also an option in this very unique workshop for
both educators and their students.