Sunday, December 03, 2006
TWELVE BLACKFEET STORIES by Mary Scriver
NOT YOUR USUAL MYTHS AND LEGENDS!!
Dogwoman (1742 - 1766)
An old woman protests that dogs were good enough for the ancestors -- who needs horses?
Eats Alone (1767 - 1791)
A chief has everything but confidence in the Sacred.
Two Medicine (1792 - 1821)
A young two-spirited man falls in love with a little blonde priest, thinking he is also a man in a dress.
Horse Healer (1821 - 1841)
A woman warrior is captured and taken over the Continental Divide.
Horizon (1843 - 1859)
An exploring Indian goes back East and is mistaken for an insane person.
Eclipse (1860 - 1882)
A priest and a doctor puzzle over what to do with an old dead woman.
Whiteout (1883 - 1900)
An abusive wolfer is killed by his woman and her niece.
Cutnose Woman (1901 - 1924)
A woman unjustly punished for being unfaithful finds happiness unexpectedly.
Gay Paree (1924 - 1953)
Three Blackfeet soldiers, very different from each other, accidentally meet in Paris at the end of WWII.
Basketball Warrior (1953 - 1969)
A young athlete goes off to fight at Wounded Knee but never makes it.
Sweetgrass Hills (1969 - 1991)
A young man takes his Vision Quest in the Sweetgrass Hills, not knowing a rancher’s daughter is nearby.
The Sun Comes Up (1992 - now)
A female Blackfeet Fish & Game warden picks up a Blackfeet man (who has never seen the reservation) plus the bones of the ancestors so that both can come home.
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