The Old North Trail: Life, Legends, and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians (2020)

The Old North Trail Life Legends and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians In Walter McClintock went to northwestern Montana as a member of a U S Forest Service expedition He was adopted as a son by Chief Mad Dog the high priest of the Sun Dance and spent the next fou
  • Title: The Old North Trail: Life, Legends, and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians
  • Author: Walter McClintock William E. Farr
  • ISBN: 9780803282582
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Old North Trail: Life, Legends, and Religion of the Blackfeet Indians
    In 1886 Walter McClintock went to northwestern Montana as a member of a U.S Forest Service expedition He was adopted as a son by Chief Mad Dog, the high priest of the Sun Dance, and spent the next four years living on the Blackfoot Reservation The Old North Trail, originally published in 1910, is a record of his experiences among the Blackfeet.
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    1. In 1891, Walter McClintock graduated from Yale, with plans to join his father s prosperous carpet making business in smog choked Pittsburgh Luckily, he was spared from a dull job by getting very sick with typhoid fever To recover, he took a trip to North Dakota, where he fell deeply in love with the west He worked as a photographer for a forest survey project, and became friends with the team s Blackfoot scout, Siksikakoan Later, Siksikakoan introduced him to the elderly chief Mad Wolf.Once Mad [...]

    2. Fascinating look into the lives and customs of the Blackfeet Indians East side of what is now Glacier National Park The author makes an interesting and easy to read narrative about the Indians that could have been easily made boring and difficult to read.It took me a while to get through book so I ll only quote some quotes I liked thought were interesting towards the end of the book.There is a well known trail we call the Old North Trail It runs north and south along the Rocky Mountains No one k [...]

    3. Mr McClintock takes the reader back in time and you can almost smell and touch all he describes His conversations with chiefs and descriptions of the dancers and their origins are captivatingThe old legends of the natives are so unique and valuable Let s hope our current tribal leaders will resurrect them and teach them to tribal youth.

    4. Our tour guide at Glacier National Park called this the best book on the Blackfeet Indian culture At over 500 pages it seemed daunting, but once I started it I was surprised at how readable it is The author, Walter McClintock, weaves his discussion of the Blackfeet culture with a narrative of his life and adventures among them beginning in 1896 At that time, the Blackfeet were led by a generation of leaders dedicated to peace while remembering the warfare with other tribes that were such a large [...]

    5. Originally published in 1910, this is the author s account of his times living among the Blackfeet Indians in North Central Montana for a period of time near the turn of the last century He came into contact with the Blackfeet while on expedition with Gifford Pinchot in 1886 to establish the first Forest Reserves in the United States Because of differences in writing style and word usage, books written during period are often difficult to read, at least for me However, I found this book was well [...]

    6. Wow An academic accomplishment so than an individual s memoir, although it is indeed also an individual s memoir The author lucky us was determined to learn and preserve by written and photographic means the customs, culture, belief system of the Blackfoot Indians He knew time was running out for them and had the great foresight to realize that if first hand documentation about the tribe was not recorded, it could be lost to non recorded history Published in 1910, this book is very detailed, as [...]

    7. Absolutely fascinating the Blackfeet are incredible people with very interesting and unusual stories but DO NOT READ the last chapter it s just sad

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