2007 Library News

Native American Indian Stories Told at Belle Isle Library

Adults and students of all ages are invited to hear Kricket Rhoads tell stories and customs of traditional Kiowa and Caddo tribes Saturday, Nov. 10, 11a.m. to Noon at the Belle Isle Library, 5501 N. Villa.

“We want to celebrate Native American Indian Month by hearing the history of a traditional Plains Tribe member of the Caddo Nation,” said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks.

The Caddo tribe was historically woodland people and mound builders. And the Kiowa were southern plains people who followed the buffalo.   

“One story Kricket tells takes place a long time ago when dogs could still talk, and would tattle about their owner’s business,” said Meeks.        

 “Kricket will also share, and involve the audience with, the songs, dance, language and signs of the Caddo and Kiowa,” continued Meeks. “The interaction gives the audience a fun way to understand and appreciate the diversity and culture of American Indians.”

Kricket will appear in her traditional Kiowa dress with her family’s design.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Downtown, Ralph Ellison, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org