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The ARTIST and the STORYTELLER
This touching biography of artist Goingback (GB) Chiltoskey (Cherokee) and his schoolteacher wife, Mary, was written by Mary's niece, Mary Regina Ulmer Galloway. Using research and personal recollections, the author recounts the couple's early childhood, education, courtship, professional accomplishments, and accolades. GB was famous for his wood carvings and sculptures, and Mary was known for her knowledge of Cherokee legends and recipes as well as native plants. Once retired, they continued to make a difference in preserving Cherokee culture through community involvement that included the founding of a community library, creating art cooperative and guilds, and speaking at numerous egagements.