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Grasshopper Girl – Paperback – by Teresa R Peterson


A story within a story about Psipsi, a young Dakota girl whose father shares a traditional Uŋktomi story with her.

Uŋktomi stories have been shared in Dakota families and communities for a very long time. This tradition continued into the childhood of my mother’s generation. Depending upon location and community, variations of this Uŋktomi story have been told. This Uŋktomi story is a local version my mother and her siblings heard from their father, primarily when they were ill, perhaps to lend comfort in addition to impart lessons to a captive audience.

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