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Buffalo Bird Woman (Maxidiwiac Waheenee) , 1839?-1932


Buffalo Bird Woman was a Hidatsa who experienced the traditional life of her people in what is now North Dakota. She was born around 1839. She learned and practiced all the traditional Hidatsa skills such as gardening, the preparation of food, weaving and many others. Buffalo Bird Woman held to the traditional ways of her culture and generously shared them through her stories and teachings. She was interviewed by Gilbert Wilson and this gave rise to the documenting the Hidatsa traditions. Through oral tradition she described her own experience and the lives and work and work of women in Hidatsa culture.

 

Books by Buffalo Bird Woman:

Buffalo Bird Woman. Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians; an Indian interpretation / Buffalo Bird Woman's garden : agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians
St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.
Genre: Nonfiction
ISBN: 0873512197 (pbk)

Buffalo Bird Woman. Buffalo Bird Woman's garden : agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians
St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 0873512197

Buffalo Bird Woman. Waheenee, an Indian girl's story
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1991.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0803247184 0803297033 (pbk)


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