Post by Californian on Jul 20, 2019 18:10:22 GMT -5
The Assiniboines by James Larpenteur Long, 1961, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman OK, 209 [Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Montana, Long, James Larpenteur 1888-1973]
Probably the only authoritative book on the Assiniboines in existence telling about the Assiniboines in their own words, originally published in 1942 under the title Land of the Nakoda: the story of the Assiniboine Indians. James Long (1888-1973) was brought up by his Assiniboine grandmother and half-Assiniboine mother and has written an account of the traditional way of life of his people based on the stories of 25 informants who in 1939 ranged in age from 66 to 105 years old. Long summarizes various aspects of Assiniboine culture and includes the informants own personal accounts and stories. The major subjects covered are legends, hunting, warfare, dances, and religion. Stephen Kennedy has written an introduction on the history of the Assiniboine and the Assiniboine artist William Standing drew the illustrations.