A Living History - Join host Laura Nickerson, as she talks with
Mary Gordon and Dennis Washburn
about her book "TIQ
SLO'W: The Making of a Modern Day Chief"
a biography of a Native
American Chief, Charlie Cooke.
Tune is as they discuss, Charlie
Cook's leadership among other Native Americans, anthropologists,
civic leaders, State Parks, and National Parks. With no positions of
note or actual authority in many of the situations in which he found
himself, Cooke was and is highly effective and much admired.
encountered Charlie Cooke as a guest on one of her shows, she
also volunteered at a
National Park site where Charlie Cooke was a central figure.
Mary Gordon observed him in action and was struck by his
effective leadership style. She thought to herself that she
would write about him one day.
She realized that Charlie Cooke's book required
acquiring, managing, and analyzing massive amounts of narrative
data, always with the goals of not losing the spirit that is TIQ
SLO'W and immersing the reader in varied scenes across decades
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