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Social Science Native American Studies

People of the Buffalo

How the Plains Indians Lived

by (author) Maria Campbell

Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Jun 2012
Native American Studies, General
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jun 2012
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No other group in North America has been more romanticized and stereotyped than the Plains Indians ñ the Blackfoot, Plains Cree, Dakota, Kiowa and other grassland tribes. This book, with its authenticated drawings, tells how the Plains Indians lived: how they hunted buffalo, made their tepees, clothing and tools. It also explores their beliefs, ceremonies and feeling for family life.

This is a new release of the book published in July 1990.

About the author

Maria Campbell is a Métis writer, playwright, filmmaker, scholar, teacher, community organizer, activist, and elder. Halfbreed is regarded as a foundational work of Indigenous literature in Canada. She has authored several other books and plays, and has directed and written scripts for a number of films. She has also worked with Indigenous youth in community theatre and advocated for the hiring and recognition of Indigenous people in the arts. She has mentored many Indigenous artists during her career, established shelters for Indigenous women and children, and run a writers’ camp at the national historical site at Batoche, where every summer she produces commemorative events on the anniversary of the battle of the 1885 North-West Resistance. Maria Campbell is an officer of the Order of Canada and holds five honorary doctorates.

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