Caption: Elbert TwoPonies
Elbert TwoPonies 

Legends: Star Stories

From: Native Voice One
Series: Legends
Length: 28:58

"Star Stories" is the second episode in the Legends storytelling series.

Elbertphoto_small Legends is a storytelling show. It features stories from various Native American Nations/Tribes, hosted by storyteller Elbert TwoPonies.
 
The stories are entertaining and give explanations for how things came to be. Theses stories taught people how to live in their clans and tribes.
 
Today, there is a need for stories that speak to us. It is hoped that the listener will hold one or more of these stories in his or her heart and mind and tell it to others. A meaningful story becomes a personal friend, something that speaks to one in times of trouble and helps you get through a difficult day. These stories entertain us and can help us in life, regardless of our heritage.
 
Each story is there to help all of us that are willing to listen; tell the story and pass it on to someone else.


Elbert Dee Walston TwoPonies (Cherokee, Comanche) was born in Slaton, Texas in 1951.  In 1972 he was taught how to tell stories in the Native American tradition by John TwoPonies, a Northern Cheyenne man who was living on the Dine' Reservation in Arizona. Elbert TwoPonies realized that the stories are very entertaining, but also have lessons, instructions on how to live and how things came to be.
 
In 1997 Elbert TwoPonies began telling stories on his internet radio station in hopes of giving the stories to a larger audience. He tells stories from different nations that he believes will help the listeners. It is his hope that when people listen to the stories, one or more of those stories will speak to them and that people will learn the stories, tell them to others, and pass them on.  The retelling of the stories will keep them alive.

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Piece Description

Legends is a storytelling show. It features stories from various Native American Nations/Tribes, hosted by storyteller Elbert TwoPonies.
 
The stories are entertaining and give explanations for how things came to be. Theses stories taught people how to live in their clans and tribes.
 
Today, there is a need for stories that speak to us. It is hoped that the listener will hold one or more of these stories in his or her heart and mind and tell it to others. A meaningful story becomes a personal friend, something that speaks to one in times of trouble and helps you get through a difficult day. These stories entertain us and can help us in life, regardless of our heritage.
 
Each story is there to help all of us that are willing to listen; tell the story and pass it on to someone else.


Elbert Dee Walston TwoPonies (Cherokee, Comanche) was born in Slaton, Texas in 1951.  In 1972 he was taught how to tell stories in the Native American tradition by John TwoPonies, a Northern Cheyenne man who was living on the Dine' Reservation in Arizona. Elbert TwoPonies realized that the stories are very entertaining, but also have lessons, instructions on how to live and how things came to be.
 
In 1997 Elbert TwoPonies began telling stories on his internet radio station in hopes of giving the stories to a larger audience. He tells stories from different nations that he believes will help the listeners. It is his hope that when people listen to the stories, one or more of those stories will speak to them and that people will learn the stories, tell them to others, and pass them on.  The retelling of the stories will keep them alive.

Timing and Cues

Total Running Time: 29:00:00