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Wenonah’s Story:
A Memoir of a Chickasaw Family

Wenonah’s Story: <br/>A Memoir of a Chickasaw Family

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ISBN

978-1-935684-34-3

Published

2015

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Length9 "
Width6 "
Depth1 "
Weight1.9 lbs.

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The voice of James Wenonah Paul Gunning, as written by her son, Robin Gunning, narrates this captivating story that combines the tragic, the triumphant, the heartwarming, and, often the madcap – all the shades of family life – into an unforgettable and touching portrait of the historic Paul family of Pauls Valley.

Contents


  1. Acknowledgments…vi
  2. Preface…viii
  3. CHAPTER 1 . Roots... 1
  4. CHAPTER 2 . Mama and Papa’s Courtship... 14
  5. CHAPTER 3 . Newlyweds... 19
  6. CHAPTER 4 . Willie and Victoria…26
  7. CHAPTER 5 . From Prosperity to Polio… 30
  8. CHAPTER 6 . Death and Change… 36
  9. CHAPTER 7 . I Am Born… 43
  10. CHAPTER 8 . Oklahoma City… 48
  11. CHAPTER 9 . San Antonio… 56
  12. CHAPTER 10 . Clarksville, Arkansas… 63
  13. CHAPTER 11 . Returning Home… 69
  14. CHAPTER 12 . Back in Pauls Valley… 76
  15. CHAPTER 13 . Me and Bob… 81
  16. CHAPTER 14 . More Adventures… 88
  17. CHAPTER 15 . Growing Up Poor… 95
  18. CHAPTER 16 . Branching Out… 110
  19. CHAPTER 17 . Bloomfield… 117
  20. CHAPTER 18 . Oteka Falls into a Hay Mower… 124
  21. CHAPTER 19 . Back to School in Pauls Valley… 129
  22. CHAPTER 20 . The Tragedy That Changed Our Lives Forever…134
  23. CHAPTER 21 . Aftermath…140
  24. CHAPTER 22 . A Wedding, Politics, and Family Conflict…146
  25. CHAPTER 23 . Kaliteyo Goes to College…151
  26. CHAPTER 24 . Papa Passes Out of Our Lives…156
  27. CHAPTER 25 . I Graduate from High School…161
  28. CHAPTER 26 . Haskell Tricks Me Into Enrolling at OU…167
  29. CHAPTER 27. Getting Back My Self-Respect…175
  30. CHAPTER 28 . I Get Free of Haskell…183
  31. CHAPTER 29 . Haskell Loses His Marriage and His Job…188
  32. CHAPTER 30 . I Graduate from OU…193
  33. CHAPTER 31 . The Cookson Hills…201
  34. CHAPTER 32 . Three Come Home, One Leaves…210
  35. CHAPTER 33. Kaliteyo Spreads Her Wings…217
  36. CHAPTER 34 . Haskell Goes to Jail, Little Tom Visits Arkansas…227
  37. CHAPTER 35 . Tom Wins Respect, Bob Lies About His Age…232
  38. CHAPTER 36 . Helen leaves Snip, I Take a Vacation…239
  39. CHAPTER 37 . Haskell Almost Dies, I Take Mama to New Orleans...245
  40. CHAPTER 38 . Snip Goes Back on His Word…252
  41. CHAPTER 39 . I Start Thinking About Myself…257
  42. CHAPTER 40 . Don…262
  43. CHAPTER 41 . Our Wedding…267
  44. Epilogue…271
  45. Conclusion…273
  46. Endnotes…280
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