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Storyteller Gil Payette

Portrait of Gil Payette Grafton, New York

We were very sad to learn that Gil Payette passed away on September 15, 2019. You may read his obituary here.

Gil has been telling Native American folklore for over ten years. His introduction to storytelling was in the southwest at Tucson, Arizona. He often travels with a six-foot story stick and has Native American flute music as background to his tellings. Gil has been recorded on CDs; Now You Will Know My Words Are True and Story Shaman. He has printed a storytelling workbook and story calendars which he has illustrated.

Gil has performed at numerous venues to include: US Forest Service / Sabino Canyon Recreational Area, Canyon Ranch Resort, Western National Parks Association and Arizona Historical Society to mention a few. He has been associated with festivals, historical sites, library and school humanities programs.

Audiences: Children, Adult, Group, Family and Seniors

Programs: Retelling Native American Folk Tales, Keynote [Powerpoint type] Slide Presentations about Animal Spirits, Bison - Traditional Uses of the Buffalo, Indian Lodges, Sticks & Weapons, Many Moons, Tribes of Arizona and such, Lecture Programs on Storytelling to include S.T.O.R.I.E.S. - A Practical Guide To Storytelling [Stories, Types, Ownership, Rehearsal, Instincts, Enjoyment & Showmanship].