The Sun God's Children

Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-60639-022-1
Author: James Willard Schultz
Pages: 260

The Sun God's Children:

The History, Culture and Legends of the Blackfeet Indians

by James Willard Schultz

The Blackfeet were people of the buffalo. They originated on the plains of today’s southern Alberta, western Saskatchewan, and central Montana. In the 1830s famed artist and explorer George Catlin called the Blackfeet “the most powerful tribe of Indians on the continent.”

Fur trader, hunting guide, and later, acclaimed chronicler of Native American culture, James Willard Schultz lived with the Blackfeet for many years from the 1870s to the 1930s. The tribe named him “Apikuni” (Spotted Robe). Schultz said the purpose of writing this book was “to integrate the activities of the life of the Blackfeet tribes, in the days of the buffalo, and including certain of their ceremonials of the present time.” The Sun God’s Children describes the Blackfeet as they lived before the coming of the fur traders and their customs, traditions, and religious beliefs, as told to Schultz by the Blackfeet themselves.

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About the Author

Fur trader, hunting guide, and later, acclaimed chronicler of Native American culture, James Willard Schultz lived with the Blackfeet for many years from the 1870s to the 1930s. The tribe named him “Apikuni” (Spotted Robe).



Review

“Ultimately, Schultz’s place among the Blackfeet tribe was one of long-term friend and fellow traveler….A prolific, excellent storyteller, he presented the essence of the Blackfeet tribe as no other writer was able to then or has since.”

From the introduction to this edition by Darrell Robes Kipp, Executive Director, Piegan Institute, Browning, Montana

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