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Gayle Ross


Gayle Ross is a storyteller and descendant of chief John Ross, the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation during the infamous Trail of Tears. She learned traditional Cherokee stories from her grandmother, and worked in radio and television in Texas. She is also the adopted sister of Ron Evans, a Chippewa/Cree storyteller.

Awards and Honors

Wordcraft Circle Storyteller of the Year (Traditional Native Stories) award, 1997


Books by Gayle Ross:

Ross, Gayle. How Turtle’s Back Was Cracked: a Traditional Cherokee Tale
New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1995.
Genre: Folklore
Audience: Youth

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