Completing the Circle

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U of Nebraska Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 119 pages
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"This is storytelling at its best as Sneve combines history, legend, and autobiography to create a loving look at a fascinating people."-Booklist. "A heartfelt account of Indian history and tradition by a masterful storyteller."-Kirkus Reviews. "Piecing together the stories of her grandmothers in much the same way she pieces together colored cloth to make a quilt, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve creates a rich pattern of history that highlights the experiences of the women in her family through four generations. . . . These stories of the strength and tenacity of Native American women can enrich the lives of all women. . . . We have much to learn from these women."-Winds of Change. Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve tells her own story and the story of her family. An expert quilter, she recalls her grandmother, Flora Driving Hawk, teaching her how storytelling enthralls and how a quilt can represent all that holds a family together. "I think of how she and her woman friends sat around the quilt frame, gossiping, laughing, sighing as they stitched the joys and sorrows of their lives into the quilt." Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is the author of The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman, When Thunders Spoke, and The Trickster and the Troll, all available from the University of Nebraska Press.
 

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About the author (1998)

National Humanities Medalist for the year 2000, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve is the author of "The Chichi Hoohoo Bogeyman," "When Thunders Spoke," and "The Trickster and the Troll," all available from the University of Nebraska Press.

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