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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Velma Wallis says of Two Old Women, it is “a story about my people and my past -- something about me that I could grasp and call mine.” She introduces her written story as an attempt to continue that which is rapidly being silenced by television and modern ”conveniences” -- the children who now seem uninterested in traditional tales to one day be able to call the legend theirs. In setting this tale to paper, she succeeds not only in her goal to interest future generations among her own people, but also in offering outside readers of all ages a representation of Athabascan lore.
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