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Grandmother's grandchild : my Crow Indian life / Alma Hogan Snell ; edited by Becky Matthews.

Author/Creator:
Snell, Alma Hogan.
Publication:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2000.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 213 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series:
American Indian lives
American Indian lives
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Subjects:
Snell, Alma Hogan.
Pretty-shield (Crow Indian).
Crow Indians -- Biography.
Crow women -- Biography.
Crow Indians.
Crow women.
Form/Genre:
Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Summary:
"Grandmother's Grandchild is the remarkable story of Alma Hogan Snell, a Crow woman brought up by her grandmother, the famous medicine woman Pretty Shield. Snell grew up during the 1920s and 1930s, part of the second generation of Crows to be born into reservation life. Like many of her contemporaries, she experienced poverty, personal hardships, and prejudice and left home to attend federal Indian schools." "What makes Snell's story particularly engaging is her exceptional storytelling style. She is frank and passionate, and these qualities yield a memoir unlike those of most Native women. The complex reservation world of Crow women - harsh yet joyous, impoverished yet rich in meaning - unfolds for readers. Snell's experiences range from the forging of an unforgettable bond between grandchild and grandmother to the flowering of an extraordinary love story that has lasted more than five decades."--Jacket.
Contents:
Foreword / Peter Nabokov
Acknowledgments / Becky Matthews
Introduction / Becky Matthews
Grandmother's Grandchild
Pretty Shield and Goes Ahead
My Camp Is in a Different Place
Turning the Storm
Womanhood
Loneliness and the Night Sky
Assiniboines Have Strong Medicine
A Bad Time in My Life
I Have Crossed Three Rivers
Many Roads
Old Songs, New Fruit.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-205) and index.
Contributor:
Matthews, Becky.
Other format:
Online version: Snell, Alma Hogan. Grandmother's grandchild.
Online version: Snell, Alma Hogan. Grandmother's grandchild.
ISBN:
0803242778
9780803242777
0803292910
9780803292918
OCLC:
41885621