Earth Elder Stories

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These stories tell how Earth Elder’s people lived on the land in the 1800s and survived a smallpox and flu epidemic, among other hardships.

 

Alexander Wolfe’s grandfather was Earth Elder, and Wolfe was the keeper of his family’s stories. These stories tell how Earth Elder’s people lived on the land in the 1800s and survived a smallpox and flu epidemic, how his family participated in the signing of the treaties, how they received the gift of the grass dance and were forced to stop doing the ran dance, how they were confined to reservations and made a commitment to carry out the last horse raid. Legend and prophecy are a good part of spoken history, and Wolfe carried out his responsibility to pass these stories on to the next generations.

 


Author: Alexander Wolfe (Salteaux)

Illustrations: Black and white illustrations by Henry Standing Alone

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: (1988) 2002

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Salteaux