They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail Deernose

They Call Me Agnes: A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail Deernose

by Fred W. Voget
     
 

ISBN-10: 0806133198

ISBN-13: 2900806133194

Pub. Date: 05/15/2001

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In They Call Me Agnes, the narrator, Agnes Deernose, provides a warm, personal view of Crow Indian family life and culture. In the lives of Agnes Deernose and her family the reader sees both resistance to and acceptance of change. Staunch supporters of the Baptist church, the Deernose family nevertheless found ways to accommodate the traditional religion, particularly…  See more details below

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In They Call Me Agnes, the narrator, Agnes Deernose, provides a warm, personal view of Crow Indian family life and culture. In the lives of Agnes Deernose and her family the reader sees both resistance to and acceptance of change. Staunch supporters of the Baptist church, the Deernose family nevertheless found ways to accommodate the traditional religion, particularly the Crow belief in Akbatatdea, the Creator. Through Agnes's account the reader attains a sense of how the Crows integrated religion, family structure, political and social activities, the distribution of wealth, and education - even as the fabric of their traditional ways unraveled about them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900806133194
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
05/15/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Introduction xv
Chapter 1 Historic Crow and Reservation Culture 3
Chapter 2 I'm Born a Crow Indian 35
Chapter 3 My Family and Relatives 49
Chapter 4 Growing Up 65
Chapter 5 School, Education, and Church 93
Chapter 6 Courtship and Marriage 115
Chapter 7 Life Without Donnie, The Complete Bear 154
Chapter 8 Celebrating the Year Together 168
Bibliography 203
Index 213

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