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    From Conversations Into Stories: Catching up with Cherokee ‘Liars’

    How did the group start calling itself the Turtle Island Liars’ Club? How is the term lying in Cherokee related to storytelling? Hastings Shade ᏥᎨᏒ [tsigesv—denoting he has passed] is the one who originally came up with the name. He always liked the term Turtle Island ‘cause he used to say if you put the land masses around the world back together it looks like a turtle’s back.



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