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Land of Nakoda : The Story of the Assiniboine Indians
by James Long




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"Land of Nakoda" is a vivid account of the history, legends, customs, crafts, and ceremonies of the Assiniboine Indians of the northern plains. First published in 1942, it was written and illustrated by tribal members who interviewed the Old Ones, the tribal elders, in their native language. Many of the stories predate Lewis and Clark and were passed down through a dynamic oral tradition. Using clear and precise writing, "Land of Nakoda" accurately describes tribal legends, daily life, lodging, food, courtship and marriage, children's games, buffalo hunting, tools and weapons, religious ceremonies and secret societies, medicine men and spirits, and the coming of the white men. It features 84 original illustrations, and a list of Assiniboine bands, and biographies of the author, the illustrator, and the Old Ones who told the stories.

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Overview

"Land of Nakoda" is a vivid account of the history, legends, customs, crafts, and ceremonies of the Assiniboine Indians of the northern plains. First published in 1942, it was written and illustrated by tribal members who interviewed the Old Ones, the tribal elders, in their native language. Many of the stories predate Lewis and Clark and were passed down through a dynamic oral tradition. Using clear and precise writing, "Land of Nakoda" accurately describes tribal legends, daily life, lodging, food, courtship and marriage, children's games, buffalo hunting, tools and weapons, religious ceremonies and secret societies, medicine men and spirits, and the coming of the white men. It features 84 original illustrations, and a list of Assiniboine bands, and biographies of the author, the illustrator, and the Old Ones who told the stories.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781931832359
  • ISBN-10: 1931832358
  • Publisher: Riverbend Publishing
  • Publish Date: March 2004
  • Page Count: 229
  • Dimensions: 8.48 x 5.58 x 0.58 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.74 pounds

Series: Western History Classics

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