The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories

The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta Drawn from Dempsey s fifty years of interviewing tribal elders and sifting through archives, the stories are about warfare, hunting, ceremonies, sexuality, the supernatural, and captivity, and they reflecThe Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta Drawn from Dempsey s fifty years of interviewing tribal elders and sifting through archives, the stories are about warfare, hunting, ceremonies, sexuality, the supernatural, and captivity, and they reflect the Blackfoot worldview and beliefs This remarkable compilation of oral history and accounts from government officials, travelers, and fur traders preserves stories dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s The importance of oral history, Dempsey writes, is reflected in the fact that the majority of these stories would never have survived had they not been preserved orally from generation to generation.
The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories by historian Hugh A Dempsey presents tales from the Blackfoot tribe of the plains of northern Montana and southern Alberta Drawn from Dempsey s fifty year

  • Title: The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories
  • Author: Hugh A. Dempsey
  • ISBN: 9780806137711
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Vengeful Wife and Other Blackfoot Stories”

    1. A careful reading of this book gives an interesting view of the Blackfoot people from the mid 1700's through the 1920's, principally in the Canadian Reserves, but moving across the border in both directions. They can be read anecdotally, and are really interesting, but my take was of the changing culture during the period as related in each situation. It's a good read.

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