Bertney Langley is a Koasati Native American storyteller from Elton, Louisiana who learned traditional tales from his uncles. Bertney Langley, a talented storyteller came to the attention of Louisiana folklorists and event planners following the death of his uncle Bel Abbey. Until that time, he did not want to take any of the spotlight from his noted uncle. Being not only a very skilled storyteller, but administrator and tribal spokesman, he soon was asked to speak in a wide variety of venues from festivals to schools. Equally comfortable in Koasati or English, he prefers to tell his tales to family members since he can tell the story in the traditional way and not have to explain the culture.