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ONE WINDY DAY By Mary Scriver
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This book was written by the 7th grade of Heart Butte School, Montana, in 1990. Heart Butte is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the Blackfeet Reservation. The story was developed at the... More > rate of one chapter per week in the same way that television sit-coms are written: as a group sitting around a table and discussing. The actual words were typed by Mary Scriver, the teacher. The story is about the yearning to belong and to be loved and reflects the lives that these students knew.< Less
Demeter and her Daughters By Mary Scriver
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The ancient story of Demeter, goddess of agriculture, (sometimes called Ceres the source of our word, cereal), and her daughter (who might be one of several possibilities, like Persephone,... More > Proserpine, Kore) and how the daughter was kidnapped by Hades/Pluto, the god of death and the underworld, is so old and durable it has been told many times. This version is a Western. Many of the ancient features (bees sacred to Demeter, a black horse, a black dog, her friend Hecate) have been included but translated into a slightly different form. Those "in the know" will have fun recognizing these. Those just beginning to read mythology will have handholds for more formal studies.< Less
VALIER SEASONS By Mary Scriver
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In the tradition of May Sarton, but rather more technical, this journal formed as a blog. The author retired to a small Montana town to write. Sometimes the most dramatic events were simply weather... More > and the seasons.< Less
WILLOW STICKS By Mary Scriver
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These are stories all based in Blackfeet Country (Edmonton to Yellowstone, Rockies to Black Hills) but in very different time periods from pre-contact to the present. They are meant to be examples... More > for the Blackfeet to use in writing their own stories.< Less
OUT THERE By Mary Scriver
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These short stories begin with conventional cowboy stories and then strike out for the territories into riskier and riskier content.
The Nasdijj Trilogy By Mary Scriver
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This is a reader's companion to a controversial trilogy of books by Tim Barrus published under the nom de plume of Nasdijj. Discussion is limited to the actual writing rather than comment on the... More > writer. This man is a poet and social activist with a lifelong dedication to the welfare of children, especially boys at risk.< Less
FILM REVIEWS: Sex, Love, Indians By Mary Scriver
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These are the film reviews published on the blog called www.prairiemary.blogspot.com over a period of years. Many of them about sex, love, and/or Blackfeet Indians.
FROM FOG TO FIRE WHIRL By Mary Scriver
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These excerpts are from the blog called "www.prairiemary.blogspot.com." They were written throughout the years from 2005 to 2014, noting seasonal changes and philosophizing about them. ... More > They include science, history, and other researchable subjects like potholes or botany.< Less
TWELVE BLACKFEET STORIES By Mary Scriver
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Roughly twelve generations of Blackfeet Indians have existed since 1776 until now. Here are twelve loosely linked stories, one for each of those generations. These are about Amskapi Pikuni people,... More > the Montana subdivision of Blackfeet. The stories are modern-style fiction, not legends. The stories are meant to be unexpected, slantwise. They are good for discussions.< Less
ONE WINDY DAY By Mary Scriver
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This book was written by the 7th grade of Heart Butte School, Montana, in 1990. Heart Butte is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on the Blackfeet Reservation. The story was developed at the... More > rate of one chapter per week in the same way that television sit-coms are written: as a group sitting around a table and discussing. The actual words were typed by Mary Scriver, the teacher. The story is about the yearning to belong and to be loved and reflects the lives that these students knew.< Less