My Crow Indian Life
"This autobiographical work is at heart the story of a special relationship that existed between the author and her grandmother, Crow medicine woman Pretty Shield. The older woman . . . raised her granddaughter to appreciate the traditions and values of a vanishing culture. In adulthood, Snell would become a preservationist of the Crow philosophy of life and a healer who combined basic Christian teachings with native respect for and understanding of the power of nature. She writes with disarming honesty about the obstacles she encountered, including poverty, illness, . . . and unwed motherhood."—Library Journal.
"Her remarkable life story includes an enduring love affair enriched by pathos, traveling evangelism, a career with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, a period of activism, life on several reservations, and emergence as a cultural teacher. Her candor and willingness to describe intimate facets of Crow culture is unique in the literature."—Choice.
215 pp ~ illustrated — ©215