A Storyteller Doll is a clay figure made by the Pueblo people of New Mexico. The first contemporary storyteller doll was made by Helen Cordero of the Cochiti Pueblo in 1964 in honor of her grandfather who was a tribal storyteller.
A Storyteller is basically a figure with its mouth open, surrounded by figures of children & other things, representing those who are listening. The rich cultural & religious heritage of previous generations helps to develop an understanding of how the past has influenced the present & reinforces the importance of understanding one's own family history.
My post-modern "storytellers" are influenced by the Greek myth of Cassandra, who was doomed to tell the truth, but never to be believed.