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MHS Press publishes regional books on the history and cultural resources of Montana. Book titles with asterisks (*) are available as ebooks from most major online ebook retailers.

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How the Summer Season Came and Other Assiniboine Indian Stories

How the Summer Season Came and Other Assiniboine Indian Stories

Indian Reading Series

Created: Sunday, June 23, 1918

Indian Reading Series
by Jerome Fourstar, Isabel Shields, George Shields, Sr., et al.

Recorded by Assiniboine storytellers and illustrated by Indian artists from the Fort Peck reservation in northern Montana, these Assiniboine stories were originally intended to help educate young tribal members about their history and culture. Enter into the legendary world of the Assiniboine through six traditional tales: "How the Summer Season Came"; "Assiniboine Woman Making Grease"; "Indian Love Story"; "How the Big Dipper and North Star Came to Be"; "True Story of a Ghost"; and "Duckhead Necklace." Copublished with Fort Peck Tribal Library.

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