Section 2: Waheenee

This is the memoir of a Hidatsa woman, also known as Buffalo Bird Woman, who was born around 1840. The childhood she describes prevailed until the 1870s. We thank Buffalo Bird Woman for the gift of these stories.

Waheenee
Image 4 Waheenee, also called Buffalo Bird Woman or Maxidiwiac, stands (on the right) with her son Edward Good Bird, and her husband Son-of-Star (seated.) As an elderly woman, Buffalo Bird Woman told the story of her childhood to Gilbert Wilson who recorded it and published the story in a book. SHSND 0086-0501.
Waheenee Book Cover
Document 1 This is the memoir of a Hidatsa woman, also known as Buffalo Bird Woman, who was born around 1840. The childhood she describes prevailed until the 1870s. We thank Buffalo Bird Woman for the gift of these stories. Gilbert Wilson, ed. Waheenee: An Indian Girl’s Story Told By Herself. Illustrations by Frederick N. Wilson. St. Paul, Minnesota: Webb Publishing Company, 1921.
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Source: Gilbert Wilson, ed. Waheenee: An Indian Girl’s Story Told By Herself. Illustrations by Frederick N. Wilson. St. Paul, Minnesota: Webb Publishing Company, 1921. (to read the full version, search Google ebooks, or go to: http://books.google.com/books?id=gSYTAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false)