A painter and a teller of stories

Buffalo Bird Girl: A Hidatsa Story

by S.D. Nelson

This picture book biography captures the spirit of Buffalo Bird Girl by interweaving the actual words and memories of Buffalo Bird Woman (born 1839) as she recounts childhood stories of her Native American community living along the Missouri River on the Great Plains. Her Indigenous People depended more on agriculture than on hunting for food and survival. Buffalo Bird Girl learned the ways of her people by watching and listening, tending and harvesting crops, and preparing animal skins and meat. Original artwork, archival photographs, and a timeline complete this rich and personal history of the Hidatsa way of life. For readers ages 6-10. Received Starred reviews by Kirkus and School Library Journal.

Publisher: Abrams Books
ISBN: 9781419703553

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