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Waterlily, New Edition

Narrated by: Pamela Hershey
Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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When Blue Bird and her grandmother leave their family's camp to gather beans for the long, threatening winter, they inadvertently avoid the horrible fate that befalls the rest of the family. Luckily, the two women are adopted by a nearby Dakota community and are eventually integrated into their kinship circles. Ella Cara Deloria's tale follows Blue Bird and her daughter, Waterlily, through the intricate kinship practices that created unity among her people.

Waterlily, published after Deloria's death and generally viewed as the masterpiece of her career, offers a captivating glimpse into the daily life of the 19th-century Sioux. This new Bison Books edition features an introduction by Susan Gardner.

The book is published by University of Nebraska Press.

©1998 University of Nebraska Press (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

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Would’ve loved a Lakota Narrator

The narration took away genuineness of the book, the was I read it I can imagine a voice for the author, but the narrator that audible chose for this book really detracted from authenticity of the book, mainly because of the mispronunciations of the Lakota/Dakota words. Audible should hire Lakota or native narrators who pronounce the language correctly for books like this

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They need a new Narrator

What is with this Narrator? They couldn't find a Native American Narrator? This lady with her fake Swedish twang is so annoying. I just couldn't get past the first chapter.

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