Choogie Kingfisher, a Kituwah-Cherokee storyteller, tells a group of listeners the story of “The Creator” on the Cherokee Reservation in Cherokee, North Carolina July 29, 2011.
He tells the story of how the Creator turned a timid creature into a bear so nobody would pick on him anymore. He told how the Creator made the owl’s eyes remain big because he’s nosey and how the rabbit got long ears and a short tail. Cuchie’s use of voices and how animated he is brings the story to life.
After the story he treats his audience to a flute song and then tells the story of “The Boogie Man.”