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Native Americans share ancestral stories, history, & culture. www.nativechoctalk.com

Native ChocTalk Rachael Youngman

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 55 Ratings

Native Americans share ancestral stories, history, & culture. www.nativechoctalk.com

    S6, E9, Part 2, The Preservation of 100 Stories: Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!

    S6, E9, Part 2, The Preservation of 100 Stories: Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!

    Part 2 of 2
    In the heart of our journey, where tales of the past and tradition intertwine with preservation, we stand on the cusp of a milestone today—a celebration of 100 stories of those who came before us here on Native ChocTalk, A Podcast by Natives for All.
    Welcome, dear listeners, to a momentous occasion—a testament to the power of storytelling, to the resilience of culture, and to the unwavering spirit of our Native American people. Today, we embark on a journey of reflection and gratitude, as we celebrate our history.
    I hope you’ll enjoy this 2-part celebration of Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!
    In parts 1 and 2, my husband Nic and our doggo, Taloa, join me in walking through clips of episodes from seasons 1 through 5. You'll also discover some behind-the-scenes fun facts and get to know more about my own little family too!

    If you’d like to join us in the celebration, feel free to shop my “Celebration Yvnvsh” t-shirts on Café Press here (a portion of proceeds goes toward Native causes): https://www.cafepress.com/nativechoctalkshop/17448261

    I’d like to sincerely thank all of you listeners for joining me throughout this journey of Native American storytelling – I can’t thank you enough for your support.

    Yakoke, my friends!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    S6, E9, Pt 1, The Preservation of 100 Stories: Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!

    S6, E9, Pt 1, The Preservation of 100 Stories: Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!

    Part 1 of 2
    In the heart of our journey, where tales of the past and tradition intertwine with preservation, we stand on the cusp of a milestone today—a celebration of 100 stories of those who came before us here on Native ChocTalk, A Podcast by Natives for All.
    Welcome, dear listeners, to a momentous occasion—a testament to the power of storytelling, to the resilience of culture, and to the unwavering spirit of our Native American people. Today, we embark on a journey of reflection and gratitude, as we celebrate our history.
    I hope you’ll enjoy this 2-part celebration of Native ChocTalk’s 100th Episode!
    In parts 1 and 2, my husband Nic and our doggo, Taloa, join me in walking through clips of episodes from seasons 1 through 5. You'll also discover some behind-the-scenes fun facts and get to know more about my own little family too!

    If you’d like to join us in the celebration, feel free to shop my “Celebration Yvnvsh” t-shirts on Café Press here (a portion of proceeds goes toward Native causes): https://www.cafepress.com/nativechoctalkshop/17448261

    I’d like to sincerely thank all of you listeners for joining me throughout this journey of Native American storytelling – I can’t thank you enough for your support.

    Yakoke, my friends!

    Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast
    All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/

    • 32 min
    Season 6, Episode 8: God in the Song of the Whippoorwills: Blas Preciado, Kiowa

    Season 6, Episode 8: God in the Song of the Whippoorwills: Blas Preciado, Kiowa

    Silent and somber, the two boys stood before the doorstep, memories flooding their minds like a rushing river. They recalled the gentle cadence of their mother's voice as she paused to listen to the whippoorwills' melodies in the trees. Each note seemed to echo the warmth of her presence, now painfully absent.

    Their thoughts drifted to the countless afternoons spent playing in the sweltering heat, only to be welcomed inside by their mother's loving embrace and a cool glass of lemonade. The memory of her unwavering care lingered in the air, a poignant reminder of all they had lost.

    And then there were her nightly prayers, whispered in the sacred tongue of the Kiowa, the absence of her soothing words now leaving an ache in their souls, a void impossible to fill.

    Join me, as Blas Preciado, a Kiowa Veteran shares the oral history of his ancestors, as well as his heartbreaking, yet inspiring story.

    In this episode you’ll learn about:
    • Those who came before us, like Viejo, Red Thunder and Grass Carrier
    • The history and the language of the Kiowa
    • The Massacre of Cutthroat Gap
    • KCA: The history of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache coming together
    • The “Indian Beverly Hillbillies”
    • Blas and his brother living alone in their home after the death of their mother
    • Facing trauma head-on with support, therapy and faith in God

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    • 54 min
    S6, E7, Pt1 Barry Friedman on The Pendleton Blanket and the Stories and History Woven Within, Part 1

    S6, E7, Pt1 Barry Friedman on The Pendleton Blanket and the Stories and History Woven Within, Part 1

    His name is Barry Friedman and he’s been collecting supplying 100-year-old Pendletons since 1969. In fact, he was the supplier of 60 period Pendleton blankets for the movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon”.

    Although Barry isn’t a Pendleton employee, he is the vintage blanket consultant to Pendleton Woolen Mills, and Ralph Lauren himself has been a customer of Barry’s for over 30 years. He also sells museum quality blankets to private collectors and has been instrumental in helping to form the most important collections in the world.

    In addition to being an appraiser, consultant and seller of these historical blankets, he’s also the author of the book, “Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets” and its sequel, “Still Chasing Rainbows”.

    In this episode, you’ll learn about:
    • The history of the Pendleton blanket
    • The surprising history of the patterns on the blankets
    • What became of the blankets after Killers of the Flower Moon
    • Round-corner Pendleton blankets (hint: if you have one, keep it!)
    • Barry’s former career as a comedy writer in Hollywood, and as a Columnist and radio personality

    Note: I encourage those of you who aren’t quite fans of Pendleton (due to their not being a Native-owned company) to listen to this episode too…I think you’ll still find it interesting.

    I’d also like to share the beautiful work of Native-owned Eighth Generation – check them out here: https://eighthgeneration.com/

    Barry’s collection is the largest in the world and can be viewed in Phoenix, Arizona by appointment. Call, text (480)-309-4697 or e-mail at blanketboy@cox.net to make arrangements.

    Website: www.barryfriedmanblankets.com

    Social Media:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barryfriedmanindianblankets/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarryFriedmanIndianBlankets


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    • 57 min
    S6, E7, Pt2 Barry Friedman on The Pendleton Blanket and the Stories and History Woven Within, Part 2

    S6, E7, Pt2 Barry Friedman on The Pendleton Blanket and the Stories and History Woven Within, Part 2

    His name is Barry Friedman and he’s been collecting supplying 100-year-old Pendletons since 1969. In fact, he was the supplier of 60 period Pendleton for the movie, “Killers of the Flower Moon”.

    Although Barry isn’t a Pendleton employee, he is the vintage blanket consultant to Pendleton Woolen Mills, and Ralph Lauren himself has been a customer of Barry’s for over 30 years. He also sells museum quality blankets to private collectors and has been instrumental in helping to form the most important collections in the world.

    In addition to being an appraiser, consultant and seller of these Pendleton blankets, he’s also the author of “Chasing Rainbows: Collecting American Indian Trade & Camp Blankets” and its sequel, “Still Chasing Rainbows”.

    In this episode, you’ll learn about:
    • The history of the Pendleton blanket
    • The case of the cursed Pendleton blanket
    • The surprising history of the patterns on the blankets
    • What happened to the blankets after Killers of the Flower Moon
    • Round-corner Pendleton blankets (hint: if you have one, keep it!)
    • Barry’s former career as a comedy writer in Hollywood, and as a Columnist and radio personality

    Note: I encourage those of you who aren’t quite fans of Pendleton because it’s not a Native-owned company, to listen to this episode…I think you’ll still find it interesting.

    I’d also like to share the beautiful work of Native-owned Eight Generation – check them out here: https://eighthgeneration.com/

    Barry’s collection is the largest in the world and can be viewed in Phoenix, Arizona by appointment. Call, text (480)-309-4697 or e-mail at blanketboy@cox.net to make arrangements.

    Website: www.barryfriedmanblankets.com

    Social Media:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/barryfriedmanindianblankets/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BarryFriedmanIndianBlankets


    Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast
    All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/

    • 37 min
    S6, E6, Pt2: Stanford Lake & Ancestral Stories of the Navajo, Part 2

    S6, E6, Pt2: Stanford Lake & Ancestral Stories of the Navajo, Part 2

    When I started Native ChocTalk, my goal was to support others in preserving their Native American ancestral stories. Some of us heard our families telling the accounts of those who came before us, but without preservation, many of those stories are now dust in the wind.

    I’m proud of my guest and friend, Stanford Lake (Diné) who agreed to share some Navajo history and ancestral stories with us, and I think you will also enjoy!

    In the final part of this series, Stanford shares about:
    • His late shicheii (his grandpa), Ned Cly, of the Kinyaa’aanii clan, who was born behind the “Three Sisters” Ned was also recruited a few times to be in John Wayne movie sets!
    • Bahe Bessie Parrish, his shimásání (grandma), who was a traditional medicine woman
    • The Long Walk - a dark time in Navajo history
    • His 3x great grandfather, Chief Hashkéníinii who led his people to safety
    • The origination of frybread
    • The Navajo’s 4-clan system
    • Some inspiration for all you runners out there

    Stanford would like to promote the following organizations – check them out!
    Red Earth Running Company: https://redearthrun.co/
    Native Women Running: https://www.nativewomenrunning.com/
    Rising Hearts: https://www.risinghearts.org/nativelands

    I hope as you listen to Stanford, you’ll be inspired to also record and preserve the stories of your ancestors. You won’t regret it – it’s a gift you give to your family and your descendants. God bless!

    Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

30 Year ABC Fan ,

Very Informative & Entertaining!

Love the show Rachel! Love all the stories; you are a natural at this! :)

Kimberly Oaster ,

Informing all people about Choctaw spirit!

Yakoke Rachel, for bringing our stories to everyone in a relevant way. Chief Batton is a brilliant leader for our nation. It was good to hear more about his life. This is encouraging and enlightening. Carry on!

Chahta Cochise ,

A well thought out and produced show

Love that there’s an indigenous podcast that focuses on story telling.

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