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Buffalo Bird Woman

Buffalo Bird Woman (Maxidiwiac Waheenee) , 1839?-1932

Buffalo Bird Woman was a Hidatsa who experienced the traditional life of her people in what is now the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. She was born around 1839. She learned and practiced all the traditional Hidatsa skills such as gardening, the preparation of food, weaving and many others. Buffalo Bird Woman held to the traditional ways of her culture and generously shared them through her stories and teachings. Through oral tradition she described her own experience and the lives and work and work of women in Hidatsa culture. Edward Lone Fight is descended from her.

Books by Buffalo Bird Woman:

Buffalo Bird Woman. Agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians; an Indian interpretation / Buffalo Bird Woman's garden : agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians St. Paul : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.

Buffalo Bird Woman. Buffalo Bird Woman's garden : agriculture of the Hidatsa Indians St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.

Buffalo Bird Woman. Waheenee, an Indian girl's story Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1991.

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