Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, March 9, 2012

DOTC Blog Celebration: Meet Kwetoo'unuv Walker

Welcome to the Defenders of the Covenant blog celebration!

Today, I'd like to introduce you to Kwetoo'unuv Walker.

Kwetoo'unuv (pronounced Que-TOO-un-of)  is thirty-five years old and a Paiute Indian. He is the leader of the Nengwoonts'eng (meaning, the people) living in hiding from the invaders in the bowels of a coal mine. Today, I asked him to answer a few questions:

Most memorable event? I have two. The first is when Toovuts, the great wolf, appeared to me in the sacred cave when I was twenty. He taught me how to live like my ancestors and hide from the invaders and their watchers. The second is the day I married my wife, Beth. That was also in the sacred cave and Toovuts was present then as well.

Most anticipated event? I will soon become a father for the first time. After so many years, this is truly a miraculous and welcome event. 

Favorite book? Books? That's one thing we lack down here in the mine. In place of books, we Nengwoonts'eng tell each other stories. We sing together a lot too. My favorite stories are the ones that my parents used to tell me about Coyote (Soonungwuv).

Hobbies? Hunting, fishing, (these are more survival skills than hobbies), singing, playing my drum, telling stories.

Biggest fear? Losing the Nengwoonts'eng to the watchers. I would do anything to keep my people safe.

Thanks, Kwetoo'unuv!

The Kwetoo'unuv Prize Package:

Spirit Flutes CD and stuffed wolf (approx. value $23)

To enter: Please leave a comment on this post letting me know you want to be entered and an email address for contact.* By entering you agree to abide by the Official Rules (please read them!)

*If your blogger email is open (I can respond to your comments via email), you do not need to leave your email in the comment.*

On Tuesday: Meet Joey Carrier
Previously: Meet Hannah Emerson 
                   Meet Derek Halstead  
                   Meet McKenzie Larson


tiffany said...

i want to be enterd

(sorry im not going to try to s[ell his name it will come out horriably wrong) he is very interesting i cant wait till the book comes out

Linz said...

Enter me for this one!! :) He is one of my favorites!

Larry and Cindy said...

I would love to be entered for prizes too.

P Woodland said...

I am in. :-) I am excited for you. I put your kickoff on my calendar.

Taffy said...

Holy cow you have interesting characters in your book! Can't wait to read it!

Rochelle said...

Enter me!
He sounds like a really cool character. I'm interested to see how he fits in with your novel. :)

Michelle said...

Yay! I'm glad I didn't miss EVERYTHING while I was without internet on vacation.

Getting so excited for your book!

Enter me for this prize, please!

L.T. Elliot said...

That is the cutest freaking wolf, ever. And I love these posts!

Larry and Cindy said...

please pick me!!!