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dc.contributor.supervisor Ng, Maria
dc.contributor.author Eli, Shelly Kay
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-28T20:59:30Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-28T20:59:30Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3572
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a combination of life writing and literary analysis of select oral stories regarding the leadership role of the woman in Blackfoot culture. I discuss the leadership qualities of The Holy Woman, The Woman Chief/Warrior and The Blackfoot Woman Storyteller and the importance of these identities for contemporary Piikani Women. I explain traditional Blackfoot women’s roles by describing the connection between traditional women’s roles, oral stories, ceremonies, Blackfoot language, and the land. A literary analysis and a comparison of the oral stories found in Percy Bullchild’s The Sun Came Down: The History of The World as My Blackfeet Elders Told It, Beverley Hungry Wolf’s The Ways of My Grandmothers, and Clark Wissler and D C Duvall’s Mythology of The Blackfoot Indians will demonstrate archetypal women in leadership roles, and will show the origins of these traditional roles. The argument for this thesis is to encourage Piikani women to return to traditional Blackfoot roles for the purpose of establishing traditional Blackfoot leadership to balance power between women and men; create healthy communities; and empower future generations of Piikani Women leaders. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of English en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject oral stories en_US
dc.subject Blackfoot culture en_US
dc.subject role of women en_US
dc.subject leadership roles en_US
dc.subject Piikani women en_US
dc.subject Piegan Indians -- Fiction -- Research
dc.subject Piegan Indians -- Folklore -- Research
dc.subject Piegan Indians -- Social life and customs -- Research
dc.subject Piegan Indians -- Rites and ceremonies -- Research
dc.subject Kainah Indians -- Fiction -- Research
dc.subject Kainah Indians -- Folklore -- Research
dc.subject Kainah Indians -- Social life and customs -- Research
dc.subject Kainah Indians -- Rites and ceremonies -- Research
dc.subject Indian women -- Fiction -- Research
dc.subject Indian women -- Folklore -- Research
dc.subject Indian women -- Social life and customs -- Research
dc.subject Indian women -- Rites and ceremonies -- Research
dc.subject Leadership in women -- Research -- Canada
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic
dc.title Piikanaikiiks : a literary analysis of Blackfoot oral stories and the traditional roles of women in leadership en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of English en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0740 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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