As a child growing up in rural Oklahoma, Donald Fixico often
heard “hvmakimata”—“that’s what they used to say”—a phrase
Mvskoke Creeks and Seminoles use to end stories. In his latest
work, Fixico, who is Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Mvskoke Creek, and
Seminole, invites readers into his own oral tradition to learn
how storytelling, legends and prophecies, and oral histories and
creation myths knit together to explain the Indian... more...