ERIC Number: ED250114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Stories of Our Blackfeet Grandmothers. Blackfeet Culture Series.
Running Crane, Jenny; And Others
The text of this document was taken from a videotape of anecdotal stories told by Blackfeet elders to students at the Heart Butte School during the spring of 1983. An explanation of the transliterated Blackfeet language is presented. The stories are given in both English and Blackfeet. "No More Buffalo" describes Indian life in Montana during their early control by the Indian Agency. Included are trading, preparation and eating of rationed food, farming and gardening, tribal relocation under Agency direction, and attitudes toward land. "The Story of Blackfoot Ridge" describes raids between the Crows and the Blackfeet and tells how one Blackfeet survived when all others in his war party were killed. "Olden Days" contains reminiscences about how the "Pikunis" lived before the coming of the white man, who brought the liquor which destroyed the Indian way of life. A glossary of place names in English and Blackfeet and a list of Blackfeet dictionaries concludes the booklet. (MM)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Cultural Background, Land Settlement, Multicultural Education, Oral History, Story Telling, Supplementary Reading Materials, Translation, Tribes
Montana Council for Indian Education, Box 31215, Billings, MT 59107 ($1.45 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Montana Council for Indian Education, Billings.; Heart Butte School District #1, MT.