KS Author Pamela Dawes-Tambornino

Join Kansas author Pamela Dawes-Tambornino in the Topeka Room (Room 204) on Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2-3pm as she shares wisdom from her Cherokee grandmother in Maggie’s Story: Teachings of a Cherokee Healer.   Maggie would tell Pamela what was right and let her do it wrong in order to learn the lesson.  She often said “Life is a challenge granddaughter – best get used to it.”  She taught the uses of herbs and nature for healing.  The author is the last female in her line and wrote the book so that some of Maggie’s knowledge would live on.

Pamela Dawes-Tambornino is a member of the Cheokee Nation (Wolf Clan) and teaches English at the oldest tribal university in the United States.  She holds a BA in English, MLA, and MA in English and has taught at five universities.  Her first book is Maggie’s Story which reflects teachings of her grandmother, who was a tribal healer in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.  Her second book will be published in 2012.

Books available for purchase and a book signing will follow the author talk.  For more information please call the Topeka Room at 785-580-4510.

*Book and Biographical information supplied by the author.

Charity Rouse

Charity is a Public Service Specialist working with genealogy and local history reference in the Topeka Room/Genealogy. Her start at TSCPL came as a genealogy researcher soon after the Baker Genealogy Center opened in November 2007. In early 2009, she became a Genealogy volunteer and in May 2010 she came to work at TSCPL. She earned her Master of Library Science degree from Emporia State University in December 2011. One of her favorite times of year is when the Topeka Room is decked out for the holidays.