Item description for Land of Nakoda: The Story of the Assiniboine Indians (Western History Classics) by William Standing...
A vivid account of the history, legends, customs, crafts, and ceremonies of the Assiniboine Indians of the northern plains in Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada. First published in 1942 as part of the Federal Writers' Project, it was written and illustrated by tribal members who interviewed the Old Ones, the tribal elders, in their native language. Of great interest to ethnologists and students of Native American history.
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A very strongly recommended addition Aug 9, 2004
Land Of Nakoda: The Story Of The Assiniboine Indians is a compilation by James L. Long (a.k.a. First Boy) of Native American folklore stories in the Assiniboine tribal traditions. Enhanced with the drawings of William Standing (a.k.a. Fire Bear), The anthology had its origins as a Federal Writer's Project and is part of the Montana Historical Society and Riverbend Publishing's "Western History Classics" series. The stores are divided into seven sections: Tribal Legends; Tribal Life; Lodges, Food and Games; Hunting; Ceremonies and Societies; Medicine Men and Spirits; and Coming of the White Men. A very strongly recommended addition to personal, academic, and community library Native American Studies reading lists and reference collections, Land Of Nakoda also features five appendices: The Author; The Illustrator; The Old Ones Who Told the Stories; Assiniboine Bands; Pronunciation Key; Pronunciation Guide for Months and Seasons; and a Reading List for further study.