This is the first blog prompt for our course. I’ll be posting a blog prompt for every book we read. Your job is to respond within one week of the blog prompt being posted. As you will be graded on the effort you put into this, take the time to offer a considered response. There’s no word limit, but obviously you should aim to write more than two or three sentences. Also, in order to ensure your privacy on this public site please do not use your last name. If there is more than one person in this class with your first name, make sure to include your last initial.
In The Truth About Stories, Tom King speaks of the power of stories. “Stories are wondrous things,” he writes. “And they are dangerous.” (9). Stories are also fundamental to how we see and understand the world and also ourselves. In fact, King argues, “the truth about stories is that’s all that we are” (2).
Looking back at the many stories King tells, which one do you think will stick with you the most? In what ways has this book changed your perspectives about stories and about the Native peoples of North America?