Chuck Warren

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Chuck Warren tells stories from the Ottawa tradition, which are less well known than the Sioux and Navaho tales of North America. These stories range from a time before man existed to the coming of the white man, with the tales explaining how things came to be, with a strong presence from animals. Chuck uses these stories as a method of clearing up many of the myths about the original inhabitants of North America.

After studying Indians, usually the Plains Indians, schools like Chuck to come and give the children a more detailed look at the culture of his people. Chuck is a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. His people inhabited most of the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan. Although he was born in Oklahoma, Chuck lived most of his life in Michigan until the age of twenty, when the American Air Force sent him to RAF Bentwaters in Suffolk.

Chuck returned to Britain in 1975 and has lived here ever since. He moved to Scotland in 1993 and only started telling stories after Danny Kyle asked him to tell a few tales at the Bute Folk Festival in 1994. Since then Chuck has told at Killin Folk Festival, Bute Country and Western Festival, Paisley Arts Centre, Rachel House in Kinross and in schools all across South Lanarkshire. The groups he has worked with include nursery classes, OAP coffee mornings and everything in between.

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