I replied on the reflection of â€œThos isnâ€™t a Cherokee story..â€
We do not know the complete thoughts and verbal meaning of the Native stories when only part of the story and part of an explanation. While it is true others relay the story their own way or for fun a varied way, the meaning becomes hidden or is purposefully evading and another meaning shows clear. However the meaning might show itself, peace comes with a cost. But the cost is in the eye of the beholder as two who would fight approach the each other.
Therefore, perhaps Mr Graham actually heard the story and relayed it again as he wanted, perhaps the originator of the story was actually a Native man who decided to rely on a known predator friend, the white wolf, and really seeing on the ground the shadow recalling how the black wolf was there reflecting, so he decided to talk as the white wolf to Graham, looking all the time at his shadow and remembering, if I do not remember his black wolf, I would be devoured by him and his many shadows. So then, I will talk to him at high noon, so our conversation would be short and the shadows would be short and talk where there is snow, so the shadows would be lighter. For there are times to talk and times to exit to go home. Take care!
On Star Trek the Original series, Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) had a transporter accident, he was cut in half, each half as described, one white wolf, one black wolf personality type. To live, he had to be whole.
Perhaps, William Shatner, today as a young 96 year old, recently going into space for a few minutes, could recount the â€˜wheres and whysâ€™ of this storyâ€™s references to illuminate a possible antiquated resource to find a reference to an earlier beginning.
Another resource is YouTubeâ€™s videosof â€˜The Wisdom of the Native American Warriorâ€™ and â€˜Quotes from the Wisdom of Native Americansâ€™. Key words..
I know that there are more resources through the Library of Congress .
The Catholic Church, Vatican Library, also has resources of The Tribes of Native Americans and their related subjects, many Native Americans were and are Catholic, and many works including other spiritual areas are included in the Vatican historical references, either there are another resource, perhaps listed for community knowledge.
Many Authors have also researched these quotes, please place special attention on Native Tribe Members, not much passes by the Native writer.
If interested, these references of resources are but a starting point. â€œMay your path take you to an exit, only if you are on your way homeâ€ Take care!