By Lillian A. Ackerman
Among local American Plateau humans, ladies are vital tradition bearers, accountable for passing non secular values from one new release to the following by means of many potential, together with guide artwork varieties, tales, and songs. This publication explores all of the Plateau arts through local American legends and poems, articles by means of numerous students, and interviews with local American girls artists.
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Such a woman would be unable to find many foods or to process them well for storage. Her baskets and beading were mediocre at best. She would be unlucky in gambling or love (Ackerman 1982, 80). Other people pitied such individuals and tried to help them when their luck was especially poor. The winning of a guardian spirit was highly prized because of the intense spirituality of Plateau women and men, past and present. Finding a guardian spirit was literally a quest "for ... identity and meaning in life" (Jilek 1974, 102).
Strong 3 Introduction. Plateau Women and Their Culture, Lillian A. Ackerman 5 Maps of the Plateau 6, 8 Chapter One Storytelling Old-One and the Creation of the Nicola Country, James A. Teit 17 Creation, Virginia Beavert 19 Why Spider Has Such Long Legs, Mourning Dove 26 How My Grandmother Received Her Healing Power, Ella E. Clark 28 Interview with Rena Katherine Ramsey 31 Chapter Two Weaving Origin of Basket Weaving, Virginia Beavert 35 Coyote Meets Wind and Some Others, Mourning Dove 39 Basketry Styles of the Plateau Region, Lynette Miller 41 The Baskets and the Klickitats, Minnie Marie Slockish 55 Preserving an Art: Klikitat Basketry, Nettie Jackson with Mary Schlick 57 Interview with Nettie Jackson 61 Interview with Elaine Emerson 63 Interview with Rose Frank 65 Chapter Three Hideworking The Invisible Dress, Elizabeth Woody 69 Plateau Native Leather Clothing, Traditional and Modern, Richard Conn 71 Page vi 1.
It happened occasionally that someone failed in his or her spirit quest, leading to bad luck, incompetence, and poverty. Such a woman would be unable to find many foods or to process them well for storage. Her baskets and beading were mediocre at best. She would be unlucky in gambling or love (Ackerman 1982, 80). Other people pitied such individuals and tried to help them when their luck was especially poor. The winning of a guardian spirit was highly prized because of the intense spirituality of Plateau women and men, past and present.
A Song to the Creator: Traditional Arts of Native American Women of the Plateau by Lillian A. Ackerman