Bead on an Anthill: A Lakota Childhood

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In Bead on an Anthill, there is birth and death, loss and tragedy—and healing.

 

As a little girl, Red Shirt wanted glass beads to make a ring to replace the metal washer that had to be cut off after it made her finger swell. She knew where there would be beads because the ants collected any they found and took them home. Thus the title: how she has strung together the beads of her childhood and the words of her people. Red Shirt writes that she has put together these stories “primarily for the joy of remembering what was good in my life,” but there is also an underlying sadness, “as if we awoke in the night, in the middle of a nightmare, from which we have not yet awakened.” In Bead on an Anthill, there is birth and death, loss and tragedy—and healing.

 

Author: Delphine Red Shirt (Lakota)

Binding Availability: Paperback or Hardcover

Published: 1998

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota