Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, And Cultures Of Arapaho People (Women's West)
Virginia J. SutterISBN: 087081785X;
Book DescriptionTell Me, Grandmother is at once the biography of Goes-in-Lodge, a traditional Arapaho woman of the nineteenth century, and the autobiography of her descendant, Virginia Sutter, a modern Arapaho woman with a Ph.D. in public administration.Sutter adeptly weaves her own story with that of Goes-in-Lodge?who, in addition to being Sutter?s great-grandmother, was first wife of Sharpnose, the last reigning chief of the Northern Arapaho nation. Told in a question-and-answer format between twenty-first-century granddaughter and matriarchal ancestor and, Sutter discusses four generations of home life, including child rearing, education, courtship, marriage, birthing, and burial. Goes-in-Lodge speaks of social and ceremonial gatherings, the Sun Dance, the sweat lodges, and the changes that took place on the Great Plains throughout her lifetime. Sutter?s portrait of Goes-in-Lodge is based on tribal history and interviews with tribal members. Sutter details her...
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