Oral pastoral

Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2001697704/. Color and detail reconstructed; myth perennial. One of the myth’s texts is the Oedipal one that explains, “I’m part Cherokee on my mother’s side.” In this version the side is never the father’s. Father is he who planted the seed of white blossom and then steamed back out of sight to Fatherland.