I picked up this book in an effort to fill a void I feel has been left in me, as I grew up detached from every part of my heritage. A part of it is Choctaw, so I wanted to learn the history and culture of that people. I feel like this book definitely met that goal for me. Through the tales, I learned a lot about cultural rituals and daily life both modern and ancient. However, my one qualm was that half the book felt more like a thesis than anything else. It was very informative and helped me interpret the stories more appropriately; however, I felt that part was over long. I wish I would have purchased this in physical form though. The end has several of the stories written in Choctaw, but my Kindle does not render the foreign symbols correctly. So that part of the book is probably completely useless. I do hope to learn Choctaw in one of the tribe sponsored classes in the fall, so I really was planning to use those. But not knowing Choctaw, I didn’t foresee that limitation of the Kindle version.