Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Native American Stories, Craftwork, History and More

Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 3:30 p.m. in the library's basement.

On Thursday, 18 October 2012 at 3:30 p.m. the library will be hosting “The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation: Blending History with the Present”. Representatives from the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation will share the history, stories, and craftwork that are an intricate part of their cultural past and present lives.  A portion of this event will be hands on, while supplies last.

This event is part of the Brigham City Book Festival in partnership with the Utah Humanities Book Festival, a program of the Utah Center for the Book, a Library of Congress affiliate.  The Brigham City Library is located at 26 E. Forest Street.  For more information about this program or other festival programs in Brigham City please call Elizabeth at 435-723-5850.

Shoshone Tales Shoshone Tales
By Smith, Anne M.
With Hayes, Alden
Foreword by Fowler, Catherine S.
1993-03 - University of Utah Press
9780874804058 CHECK CATALOG

Set primarily in the legendary past when animals had the power of speech and established human custom through their adventures (and misadventures), these informative and entertaining myths add immeasurably to the unique record of Western Shoshone oral tradition. …More

Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale [With CD] Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale [With CD]
By Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
Illustrator Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation
2005-10 - Utah State University Press
9780874216189 CHECK CATALOG

"Coyote was tired of being cold," begins this traditional Shoshone tale about the arrival of fire in the northern Wasatch region. Members of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation developed the concept for this retelling, in collaboration with book arts teacher, Tamara Zollinger. Together, they wrote and illustrated the book.
Bright watercolor-and-salt techniques provide a winning background to the hand-cut silhouettes of the characters. The lively, humorous story about Coyote and his friends is complemented perfectly by later pages written by Northwestern Shoshone elders on the historical background and cultural heritage of the Shoshone nation. An audio CD with the voice of Helen Timbimboo telling the story in Shoshone and singing two traditional songs makes this book not only good entertainment but an important historical document, too.
Sure to delight readers of all ages, "Coyote Steals Fire will be a valuable addition to the family bookshelf, the elementary classroom, the school or public library.

Shoshone History and Culture Shoshone History and Culture
By Stout, Mary
Author Dwyer, Helen
2011-08 - Gareth Stevens Publishing
9781433959745 CHECK CATALOG

The Shoshones are an incredibly diverse group of Native Americans with a complex history. In this valuable resources, readers discover the events in both the past and present that have had a major impact on the Shoshone Nationfrom battles against the Mormons to protests against nuclear testing on their lands. The rich culture of the Shoshones is also explored, including their language, rituals, and myths. Historical and contemporary images accompany stories of the people and places that are vital to understanding the Shoshones and their way of life. …More

Washakie, Chief of the Shoshones Washakie, Chief of the Shoshones
By Hebard, Grace Raymond
Introduction by Clemmer-Smith, Richard O.
1995-10 - Bison Books
9780803272781 CHECK CATALOG

Washakie was chief of the eastern band of the Shoshone Indians for almost sixty years, until his death in 1900. A strong leader of his own people, he saw the wisdom of befriending the whites. Grace Raymond Hebard offers an engaging view of Washakie's long life and the early history of Shoeshone-occupied land--embracing present day Wyoming and parts of Montana, Idaho, and Utah. Washakie is seen signing historic treaties, aiding overland emigrants in the 1850s, and finally assisting whites in fighting the Sioux. …More

Shoshoni Frontier & Bear River Massacre Shoshoni Frontier & Bear River Massacre
By Madsen, Brigham D.
Foreword by Peterson, Charles S.
1985-10 - University of Utah Press
9780874804942 CHECK CATALOG


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