Buffalo Bird Girl: Hidatsa Story - Shumakolowa Native Arts

Buffalo Bird Girl: Hidatsa Story

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This fascinating picture book biography tells the childhood story of Buffalo Bird Woman‚ born around 1839. Through her true story, readers learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community, which lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended on agriculture for food and survival rather than hunting. Using original artwork and archival photographs, award-winning author/illustrator S. D. Nelson has captured the spirit of Buffalo Bird Girl and her lost way of life. The book includes a bibliography and an index, as well as an author's note and timeline of events.
Details

  • Author: S.D Nelson
  • Paperback 50 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; Reprint edition (August 11, 2015)
  • ISBN-10:141971838X
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 0.2 x 10 inches

About the Artist

S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the Dakotas. Nelson’s artwork appears on book jackets, greeting cards, and CD covers, and his paintings are held in both private and public collections. He has written and illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books. S. D. Nelson earned his bachelor’s degree in Art at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. His paintings offer a fresh contemporary interpretation of traditional Lakota images. S. D. has painted extensively on animal skins and bone. He has crafted traditional rawhide drums, beaded on leather and created ledger book drawings. Nelson’s fluid style and traditional Native American imagery combines movement, color, and form into a visual celebration of life.

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