Wolf And The Winds Frank Bird Linderman

ISBN: 9780806120072

Published: December 1986


215 pages


Wolf And The Winds  by  Frank Bird Linderman

Wolf And The Winds by Frank Bird Linderman
December 1986 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 215 pages | ISBN: 9780806120072 | 6.54 Mb

Wolf and the Winds. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, [1986]. First edition.Frank Bird Linderman was a popular, prolific, early-twentieth-century recorder of Indian life and culture on the Northern Plains. Linderman lived among the Indians - studying, loving, and grieving for a people whose way of life was under siege.

During his study and immersion, Linderman developed a deep admiration for Frozen Water, a spiritual leader who devoted his life to saving the Gros Ventres from an unenviable fate. Wolf and the Winds is Lindermans fictionalized account of Frozen Waters lonely life of valor and sacrifice. Alternately embraced and outcast by his people, Frozen Water became a hero for stealing horses from the Blackfeet, was cursed for killing a Flathead Indian during negotiations between the U.S.

government and the Six Nations, and was blamed afterward for the affliction of smallpox that decimated the Gros Ventres in the nineteenth century. A century later, he lives on under two guises: in a portrait painted by Charles Russell, and in Wolf and the Winds, Lindermans elegy for the fate of the Gros Ventres as embodied in the life of one man.

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