The Sun Came Down: The History Of The World As My Blackfeet Elders Told It

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At the age of sixty-seven, Percy Bullchild (1915–1986), a Blackfeet Indian from Browning, Montana, with little formal education in English, set out to put the oral traditions and history of his people into a permanent written record. He regarded this undertaking—to “write the Indian version of our own true ways in our history and legends,” as he puts it—as both a corrective and an instructive tool...

Paperback: 392 pages
Publisher: Bison Books; First Edition edition (October 1, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0803262507
ISBN-13: 978-0803262508
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 844203
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Grandfather of Gyasi Ross, Bullchild has a wonderful story-telling ability and I can say that the stories in this book has truly brought much more insight into my memory from my family's (and my own) tribe. Niitsitapiapii is the original culture, and...

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culled this remarkable collection of historical legends from his memory of the oral history as it was passed down to him by his elders and by seeking out the oral traditions of other tribes. These stories, like all legends, Bullchild reminds us, “may sound a little foolish, but they are very true. And they have much influence over all of the people of this world, even now as we all live.” Woody Kipp provides a preface for this Bison Books edition.