ERIC Number: ED186181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Pinto Horse Rider. Blackfeet Heritage Program: Browning.
Many Guns, Tom
As part of an effort to preserve oral tradition and produce a history about the Blackfeet people, Tom Many Guns relates the story of his life and, in so doing, brings out the rich cultural heritage of the Blackfeet. The recollections were gathered through interviews and translated from Blackfeet to English using every effort to preserve Tom Many Guns' narrative style. Tom's stories reveal a bit of his earlier years while growing up on the Reservation. Born on December 20, 1891, and raised by his grandparents, he heard many stories from them and other elderly Blackfeet. Incidents and activities described include participation in the medicine lodge ceremonies to cure the sick, how his father took a black horse in broad daylight from the enemy Crows, making berry soup with blood of game they had killed, singing around the camp to signal the formation of a war party, fencing of the Blackfeet Reservation by the federal government, building of the Great Northern Railroad across the Reservation, the woman who married the buffalo, and the story of coyote man. Illustrations by Blackfeet artist Wilbur Blackweasel contribute visual impact to many of the stories. (NEC)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Browning School District 9, MT.