The Ways of My Grandmothers

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As a transmitter of traditional culture, Beverly Hungry Wolf offers a tribute, an honoring, to her female elders and ancestors. Here are individual life stories, personal and community narratives, recipes, hunting tales, and amazing photos.

Available in paperback only.  Beverly Hungry Wolf (Blackfoot), The Ways of My Grandmothers. 1980, b/w photos

As a transmitter of traditional culture, Beverly Hungry Wolf offers a tribute, an honoring, to her female elders and ancestors—from her grandmother and great-grandmother, to the oldest women of the tribe (with memories of treaty signings, enemy raids, child marriage, boarding school, traditional diet), to 19th Century accounts (including a story of two woman warriors) and going all the way back to women from the mythic past (the woman who married the morning star, for instance, and returned to earth with a turnip-digging stick). Readers will find something new each time they open the book. Here are individual life stories, personal and community narratives, recipes, hunting tales, and amazing photos (both contemporary and from the early reservation years). Stories are everywhere, even in the photo captions: “Me and my old ladies at Browning, Montana, ready to go inside for George and Molly Kicking Woman’s annual Medicine Pipe Ceremony.…Together we drove over two hundred miles.…Those old women kept me laughing all the way.”