ERIC Number: ED310899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Vision of the Spokane Prophet. Council 108.
Egbert, Rebecca A.
The Native American's daily life was a walk with supernatural happenings, directed by the power of the Great Spirit. An important experience for a young man was the vision-search. Fortunate youths had a personal encounter with the Great Spirit and received evidence of a special ally or spirit-brother. At the same time, the individual might receive special power or insight affecting the role he played in relation to his tribe. "The Vision of the Spokane Prophet" retells a legend of the Spokane tribe, in which a prophet went to their sacred mountain and experienced a vision of the future coming of the white man. The legend was told by Quellquellitzah, a Spokane leader, to his daughter, who told it to the poet. The poet recorded the legend in free verse, attempting to recapture the poetic rhythm of the Spokane storyteller. Each page has an illustration by Tanya Hardgrove. (SV)
Council for Indian Education, 517 Rimrock Road, P.O. Box 31215, Billings, MT 59107 ($3.45).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Indian Education, Billings, MT.