Find Out More
The story, “Two Wolves,” in this session was told by Christian evangelist Billy Graham in the 1970s. Graham’s telling ascribed wisdom to a “Cherokee elder” and implied that the story originated with the Cherokee people. Since then, the story has been widely repeated. Indigenous author Chelsea Vowel is one of several who have refuted this story’s Cherokee origins and explained why the false association is harmful. See Vowel's article, “Check the Tag on That Indian Story."
AAA Native Arts is the website with the version of "Two Wolves" from which this session's was adapted.
The article by Shankar Vedantam, "If It Feels Good to Be Good, It might Be Only Natural," published on The Washington Post website, reports on neuroscience experiments and what they suggest about why people do good.