its inception in September 1993, Stephen A. Wilson Jr., the founder/owner of Talks with Wolves, who comes from Cherokee and African
ancestry. His native name meaning teacher, which he received in
1993, doing a Vision Quest (Rites of Passage), through the Delaware
people of the Turtle Clan in Pennsylvania and was named by the Delaware
Sachem, Wyandaga. He dedicated his life to teaching and preserving
the history of both people by teaching history, art, spirituality,
meditation, music, dance, rights of passage, language and other
workshops. Also, consulting teachers/students from different
schools for assistance in their educational work.
with Wolves deal with the whole Black experience. Dealing with the
Native and African cultures separately and together. With his
moving to a new location in 1998, have expanded his services to the
people and community.
weekly classes, school trips, lectures and exhibitions, it is the
overall goal to teach and keep traditions alive in both cultures.
Pioneering in being the first, no other business takes these certain
steps in dealing with the cultures as a whole. Through
artifacts, music, clothes and more, Talks with Wolves sells artifacts
that show their individuality and commonalties. As talked about in
certain books, (Ivan Van Sertima-"They Came Before Columbus"
and William Loren Katz-"Black Indians") we keep the
traditions, cultures and spirituality alive. Without being
prejudice from one over the other. Showing that Black owned
businesses can be successful in black neighborhoods. For when we
give continuous support to our own, we show pride in what we as a people
represent. Inviting customers and visitors to come, see and learn
about the two most prolific cultures residing here on common ground.