Waterlily, New Edition / Edition 2

Waterlily, New Edition / Edition 2

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Waterlily, New Edition / Edition 2

When Blue Bird and her grandmother leave their family’s camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles. Ella Cara Deloria’s tale follows Blue Bird and her daughter, Waterlily, through the intricate kinship practices that created unity among her people.

Waterlily, published after Deloria’s death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the nineteenth-century Sioux. This new Bison Books edition features an introduction by Susan Gardner and an index.

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ISBN-13: 9780803219045
Publisher: UNP - Bison Books
Publication date: 04/01/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 356,136
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 5.32(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Ella Cara Deloria (1889–1971) was born on the Yankton reservation in South Dakota and grew up in a prominent family on the Standing Rock reservation during a disruptive time in her tribe’s history. She studied at Columbia University with Franz Boas and became an ethnologist. She is the author of Dakota Texts and Speaking of Indians, both available in Bison Books editions, Dakota Grammar, and many other works. Susan Gardner is an associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, and is the author of several articles and a forthcoming biography on Ella Deloria.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Preface
Biographical Sketch of the Author

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Waterlily, New Edition 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wlks bac o her trexgaurds
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She smiles cruelly, stealthily sneaking behind Ranger, completely silent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This will be where any races with battle or all races.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Enjoyed the reflection on Dakota Indian home life. I was surprised to learn of the many moral values we had in common.
Gov_67 More than 1 year ago
The novel is the women's culture in the era, Sioux. Thw Waterlily was a youth through adult experiences; family, grandparents, and the family. Waterlily learned the ways of the women's society and habits.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago