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.
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)