Really great background info about that "two wolves" story here:
Please boost as you would a good meme.
@twistylittlepassages Great post - also applicable for "African" fables.
@compostablespork Oh definitely -- I've heard a lot of those, especially from the pulpit! And the history of folklore in kidlit publishing is allll about white authors getting published while indigenous authors get ignored.
I got the link from @mcmoots brilliant Two Wolves sonnet toot, by the way. :)
@twistylittlepassages The funny thing is I heard the alleged native version after hearing several other takes with different origins.
@twistylittlepassages i'm really glad making two wolves memes is also flipping off white supremacy, that rules
@twistylittlepassages the blog link they cite is broken now 🙁
@nleigh yeah, the citation link is broken (dangit, Tumblr!). I suspect the research could be replicated, though.
@twistylittlepassages somehow the meme is 1000x funnier knowing that the origin is a tawdry colonialist lie.
@lj_writes colonialism: you have two dogs. the settlers come in and take your stuff. you have two fictional wolves.
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