Thomas Doty – Storyteller

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Sun and Stories Come into the World Together

A traditional native story. After the failed efforts of several pompous critters, sunlight and stories are brought to the people by one who believes in the power of his dreams. (7:29)

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The Woman Loved Trees

In this original native story, a woodcarver comes to terms with the loss of his wife. (3:31)

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Featured Writing


The Featured Writing page has links to a selection traditional native stories, original stories, essays, prose poems ... and more! Included are two stories in Spanish. Check back often for new titles!

A Native View


A Native View is a collection of one-paragraph essays that focus on topics in native culture. They make great discussion-starters in the classroom ... and beyond.

The Story Lodge


The Story Lodge is Thomas Doty's Collected Works, and includes his native writing from the early 1980s to the present. This project-in-progress is organized as an Old Time storytelling that circles through the seasons. Have a peek!

Book & Audiobook


Doty Meets Coyote is a book and eight-hour audiobook from Blackstone Publishing, and includes 40 traditional and original native stories as told by Thomas Doty.