The Sun Came Down

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At the age of 67, Bullchild set out to put into writing the traditional Blackfeet stories his elders told him

Available in paperback only.  Percy Bullchild (Blackfeet), The Sun Came Down: The History of the World as My Blackfeet Elders Told It. (1985), 2005.

“I do not have a good education in the whiteman language,” Bullchild says in his preface, and, at the age of 67, he set out to put into writing the traditional Blackfeet stories his elders told him—“to write the Indian version of our own true ways in our history and legends.” “The sun came down,” he writes, “and abided with his children in many instances to talk with them, to teach them certain things they must learn to use or do, and to give advice to them of how to survive the many treacherous things in the world he created for them.” This amazing work is not a book for children, but an oral history put down by a Blackfeet elder that illustrates the breadth and scope of a creation story as oral history in print.