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The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories - by Hugh A Dempsey (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 304

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Book theme: Native American Studies

Author: Hugh A Dempsey

Language: English

Street Date: February 1, 2006
TCIN: 77841099
UPC: 9780806137711
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-0202

Description

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A. Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta. Drawn from Dempsey's fifty years of interviewing tribal elders and sifting through archives, the stories are about warfare, hunting, ceremonies, sexuality, the supernatural, and captivity, and they reflect the Blackfoot worldview and beliefs.

This remarkable compilation of oral history and accounts from government officials, travelers, and fur traders preserves stories dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. "The importance of oral history," Dempsey writes, "is reflected in the fact that the majority of these stories would never have survived had they not been preserved orally from generation to generation."

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