Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I just returned from Canada by way of the Black Hills. We stopped at Custer's Last Stand National Monument and heard the most informative, animated, storyteller. What an amazing account she told. She could have just read from a brochure or rattled off facts and figures, but she used her hands, her voice and her expressions to bring the telling of a great historic event to life. It was a good forty minutes long, but the time flew by. Her facial features were Native American and she used a good deal of Native American sign language to accentuate her story. Someone really got it right when they assigned her to be the message giver. She certainly got the message across. I guess there is more than one way to tell a story.