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"Exquisite evocation, in novelistic form, of the life of a female Dakota (Sioux) in the mid-nineteenth century, before whites settled the plains. . . . An unself-conscious and never precious or quaint pairing of scholarship and fiction."--Kirkus

When Blue Bird and her grandmother leave their family's camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles. Ella Cara Deloria's tale follows Blue Bird and her daughter, Waterlily, through the intricate kinship practices that created unity among her people.

Waterlily, published after Deloria's death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Sioux.

This new Bison Books edition features an introduction by Susan Gardner and an index.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803219045
  • ISBN-10: 0803219040
  • Publisher: Bison Books
  • Publish Date: April 2009
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.2 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds
  • Page Count: 296

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