by Winter Rabbit | 6/02/2009 10:40:00 PM
My friend and spirit brother, Albert Gray Eagle, needs an author.

Crossposted at Native American Netroots

Albert Gray Eagle is a noted flute artist and performer who is skilled in the craft of making traditional flutes along with regional forms of creative writing. Residencies with Gray Eagle may include the art of flute making and playing of the instrument while building on an understanding of history relevant to the Native American. He may provide storytelling for both children and adults that offer a perspective and philosophy of Native American culture of the past and present. Through his artistic talents and gentle nature for teaching, participants will be guided to develop their creative and artistic selves. As a U.S. Army veteran, Gray Eagle performs frequently for veterans events.

I met Albert Gray Eagle at Red Earth in Oklahoma a few years ago. Leaving out some details for identity reasons on my part, he taught me how to make River Cane flutes, and taught me a lot about the origins of the instrument.

I told him that he really needs to write a book last year, but he said he doesn’t know quite how to organize everything. He’s a walking encyclopedia of information, knows the oral history, and so on. That only scratches the surface. Anyway, I said the same thing to him this year, “Albert, you really need to write a book.” He told me the same thing, he needs help. I said, “Well, what if I thought I could find you an author, could I use your name and post your contact information?” “Yes,” he said.

So, please contact Albert Gray Eagle if you’re an author and are serious about documenting what he has to tell.


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Anonymous Ralph Brauer on 6/03/2009 10:52 PM:

I can't think of anyone better than you. You are a great writer and know the subject. I think it could be a really good book.


Blogger Winter Rabbit on 6/04/2009 1:11 PM:

That's a profound compliment Ralph; I would never have even thought of it if you hadn't said that. Who knows? Maybe after I get re settled I'll be in a position to do it. Thankyou for your kind words.