Thursday, November 30, 2017

Book Beginning: Legends of the Northern Paiute




Several years ago I attended a lecture by Wilson Wewa at in Oregon Archaeology Celebration series program at Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, Oregon.

-- Legends of the Northern Paiute, as told by Wilson Wewa, compiled and edited by James A. Gardner, published by OSU Press. This book is a group effort to preserve the previously unrecorded Northern Paiute legends. The picture on the cover is Monkey Face Rock in central Oregon, near Terrebonne.

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event and there is a lot of cross over, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



Bev Bouwer said...

Hi there Gillon. Your choice of books is so different to mine - hope you enjoy your pick.

Literary Feline said...

This sounds like it will be fascinating! I hope you enjoy it. I'm adding it to my wish list. It is one of those books I am sure my dad would have loved when he was alive, and that I would have begged him to let me borrow after he finished it.

Sherry Fundin said...

That pic looks like a profile of a head.
sherry @ fundinmental Friday Memes

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Sounds like that could be a fascinating read! Happy Friday!

Sassy Brit said...

Hi Gilion!

Oh my! It's December already. Where has the time gone?

I was going to say, that rock pic looks like a monkey! doh!

An interesting choice. I'm intrigued.

Have a lovely weekend! Put your feet up. Read a book. Have a glass of wine!! :) x

reese said...


My first time posting for your meme. Looks like fun. Thanks for hosting!


Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

The rock formation on the cover looks like a monkey. You read such a wide verity of subjects. I'd love for you and your readers to check out mine . . .

Terra said...

I like your book choice, it is original. My post is about The Four Graces by D.E. Stevenson.

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