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Author Little Coyote, Bertha, 1912-2003.

Title Leaving everything behind : the songs and memories of a Cheyenne woman / by Bertha Little Coyote and Virginia Giglio.

Imprint Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c1997.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Adams  781.62973 L722Bl, 1997    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xix, 166 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Note Includes transcriptions of songs in Cheyenne and English.
Includes index.
Summary "Bertha Little Coyote is a pistol." "She is predictably outspoken and courageous, and her opinions are, to many people's chagrin, piercingly correct in most situations. In this memoir (and the accompanying compact disc) she shows herself also as a deeply tender-hearted, expressive musician who is fiercely committed to people - especially Cheyenne people. She has triumphed over eighty-four years of a difficult life, and has full hopes for an exciting spiritual existence after she "leaves everything on earth behind."" "Here are Bertha Little Coyote's songs and memories of government school, old-time Cheyenne life, fighting white boys, singing around the drum, dancing with the war mothers, being baptized in the lake, and dreaming important dreams."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Little Coyote, Bertha, 1912-2003.
Cheyenne Indians -- Oklahoma -- Music.
Women singers -- Oklahoma -- Biography.
Cheyenne Indians -- Oklahoma -- Biography.
Cheyenne women -- Oklahoma -- Biography.
Added Author Giglio, Virginia, 1953-
ISBN 0806129840 (alk. paper)
9780806129846 (alk. paper)
0806129867 (alk. paper)
9780806129860 (alk. paper)
0806129860 (CD)

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