Ella Deloria's the Buffalo People (English and Dakota Edition) by Ella Cara Deloria, Julian Rice
Literature & Fiction | Mythology & Folk Tales
Ella Deloria's the Buffalo People (English and Dakota Edition)
Ella Cara Deloria, Julian Rice
Univ of New Mexico Pr; 1st edition (September 1, 1994)
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The longest story, "The Buffalo People," concerns the origin of tribal identity based on such ideal qualities as the strength and generosity of the buffalo and the resiliency and grace of the corn. Following the noted storyteller Makula (Breast or Left Heron), Deloria improvises upon the poetic conventions of oral performance, from simple asides to traditional set speeches of the Buffalo Woman ceremony. Blending careful observation with creative skill, these stories offer new and often surprising perspectives on Lakota culture. They will entertain and instruct any reader with an interest in Native American societies of the past and present.