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Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People
This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most impor ...more
Paperback, 338 pages
Published February 19th 2018 by Palala Press
(first published June 1st 2001)
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It was interesting to learn about this culture. Just like Pawnee Hero Stories and Folk Tales, I liked the second part of the book better (after the lodge tales) in which the author writes about Blackfoot life: in war, social classes, medicine, daily life, Blackfoot of today (1892), etc.
I own the 1962 printing by Bison Books. I found this in an old, used bookstore. This book is filled with 'camp fire' stories that were passed down generations. There are also stories more about myths and folklore type things of the Blackfoot culture. Plus additional information on what the author learned while visiting with them. There is a lot of information in this book and I found it very fascinating. I personally have Cherokee in my family line and really enjoy learning about any Native Amer ...more
Mar 31, 2016 Benjamin Elliott rated it really liked it · review of another edition
The tales were very interesting. The commentary and history tells a half story that is rather depressing, coming into it after the buffalo have gone and their main ways of life have been subverted. Additionally, most of the traditions discussed are in regards to horses, which only arrived with Europeans, so the older traditions are represented only in the stories, not much in the history portion.
George Bird Grinnell was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in 1870 and a Ph.D. in 1880. Originally specializing in zoology, he became a prominent early conservationist and student of Native American life. Grinnell has been recognized for his influence on public opinion and work on l ...more