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Singy the Cow

Turning stories into family heirlooms

The Office of Archives and Records Management announces the children’s book launch of Singy the Cow by Ms. Roberta McGhee Sells (1917–2002). The book features the Mvskoke and English languages as well as artwork by the Boys and Girls Club. Mr. Marcus Briggs-Cloud provided the Mvskoke translation from English.

This charming book tells the true story of Ms. Sells and her mother, Bessie Mcghee, trading biddies for a sick cow that they doctored when Ms. Sells was a child.

Get your copy of this wonderful keepsake children’s book online

Office of Archives and Records Management Director, Dr. Deidra Suwanee Dees, recorded the story in 2001 when she was collecting oral history interview data for her dissertation at Harvard University. She then donated the recording, along with others, to the Tribe.

The Office of Archives and Records Management staff decided to develop a children’s book series from stories by our elders such as this in order to disseminate information on Creek history to the Tribal community. Singy the Cow is the first book in the children’s book series.

Hear from Ms. Sells

Listen to this treasured audio recording of Tribal elder, Ms. Roberta McGhee Sells, telling Dr. Deidra Dees, our Director of Archives and Records Management, about her childhood pet cow, Singy.

Books & resources

Learn more about our spirit, strength, and perseverance through our featured books and resources, which highlight the history and story of the Poarch Creek Indians.


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