:

product description page

Beloved Child : A Dakota Way of Life (Reprint) (Paperback) (Diane Wilson)

Beloved Child : A Dakota Way of Life (Reprint) (Paperback) (Diane Wilson) - image 1 of 1

about this item

"Far greater even than the loss of land, or the relentless coercion to surrender cultural traditions, the deaths of over six hundred children by the spring of 1864 were an unbearable tragedy. Nearly one hundred and fifty years after the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862, Dakota people are still struggling with the effects of this unimaginable loss."

Among the Dakota, the Beloved Child ceremony marked the special, tender affection that parents felt toward a child whose life had been threatened. In this moving book, author Diane Wilson explores the work of several modern Dakota people who are continuing to raise beloved children: Gabrielle Tateyuskanskan, an artist and poet; Clifford Canku, a spiritual leader and language teacher; Alameda Rocha, a boarding school survivor; Harley and Sue Eagle, Canadian activists; and Delores Brunelle, an Ojibwe counselor. Each of these humble but powerful people teaches children to believe in the "genius and brilliance" of Dakota culture as a way of surviving historical trauma.

Crucial to true healing, Wilson has learned, is a willingness to begin with yourself. Each of these people works to transform the effects of genocide, restoring a way of life that regards our beloved children as wakan, sacred.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 224
Genre: Social Science, Biography + Autobiography
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Diane Wilson
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2017
TCIN: 53002877
UPC: 9781681340746
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-9913
$12.16
MSRPReg: $17.95 Save $5.79 (32% off)

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.