Blackfoot Lodge Tales: The Story of a Prairie People
Over 100 years ago author George Bird Grinnell, editor of Forest and Stream, founder of the Audubon Society and an advisor to President Theodore ... Show synopsis Over 100 years ago author George Bird Grinnell, editor of Forest and Stream, founder of the Audubon Society and an advisor to President Theodore Roosevelt, was a famed explorer, naturalist and pioneer conservationist. Keenly interested in the lifestyles and welfare of Native Americans, particularly the Blackfoot, Cheyenne and Pawnee, he journeyed westward during summers to hunt and explore with the Indians, and to study their rapidly vanishing culture. Blackfoot religion, philosophy, literature and ethics were all combined in the stories they told, and the Blackfoot storytellers relied on memory to convey the tales from one generation to the next. In Blackfoot Lodge Tales, Grinnell documents these stories as told to him by the Blackfoot, illustrating them with authentic Blackfoot drawings.