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Sun Came Down, The

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At the age of sixty-seven, Percy Bullchild (1915–1986), a Blackfeet Indian from Browning, Montana, set out to put the oral traditions and history of his people into a permanent written record.

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He regarded this undertaking—to “write the Indian version of our own true ways in our history and legends,” as he puts it—as both a corrective and an instructive tool. Bullchild culled this remarkable collection of historical legends from his memory of the oral history as it was passed down to him by his elders and by seeking out the oral traditions of other tribes. These stories, like all legends, Bullchild reminds us, “may sound a little foolish, but they are very true. And they have much influence over all of the people of this world, even now as we all live.”

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“The sun came down,” he writes, “and abided with his children in many instances to talk with them, to teach them certain things they must learn to use or do, and to give advice to them of how to survive the many treacherous things in the world he created for them.”

Author Bullchild, Percy
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 390 pp.
Publisher University of Nebraska 2005
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