Tag Archives: morality


Oka Falalla

Main Piece:  Informant: The Choctaw of old tell the story of Oka Famalla, “the returning waters.” This story has been told among the Choctaw for as long as we know. Interviewer: What is the “returning waters?” Informant: Long ago, the Choctaw began to be influenced in a bad way by other people. And they began… Continue Reading »

“El que no trampa nunca avanza”

“Él que no trampa nunca avanza.” “He who doesn’t cheat never advances.” Context: The informant is an Uber driver in Los Angeles. He speaks Spanish and English fluently. His parents are both from Mexico. “My Uber passenger from Mexico City told me this. He said that a lot of people in Mexico City believe this,… Continue Reading »

The Devil will pull you under the bed by your feet

Informant (“M”) is a 52 year old woman from Bogota, Colombia. She moved to the United States in 1992, at the age of 30. She has two kids, a boy and a girl, who she raised in the United States. She has four siblings, two brothers and two sisters, she was the second born. She… Continue Reading »