Title: Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, ...
Publisher: University Press of Colorado 2004-10-01
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
0870817841 Hardcover book that is a former library item. Typical library markings. Very light wear to the exterior and the dust jacket. The binding is tight and the text is clean throughout. Fast shipper. Bookseller Inventory # JF588031
Synopsis: Tell 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 PhD 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 chief of the Northern Arapaho nation. Writing in a question-and-answer format between twentieth-century granddaughter and matriarchal ancestor, Sutter discusses four generations of home life, including details about child rearing, education, courtship, marriage, birthing, and burial. Sutter's portrait of Goes-in-Lodge is based on tribal history and interviews with tribal members. 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 details her own life as a child born in a teepee to a white mother and Indian father and the discrimination and injustice she faced struggling to make her way in an increasingly Euro-American world.
About the Author: Author, elder, and activist, Virginia Sutter is an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Indian Nation. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and is the CEO/Administrator for the Pit River Tribe in Northern California.
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