Buffalo Bird Girl

A Hidatsa Story


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S. D. Nelson


This fascinating picture book biography tells the childhood story of Buffalo Bird Woman – a Hidatsa Indian born around 1839. Through her true story, readers learn what it was like to be part of this Native American community, which lived along the Missouri River in the Dakotas, a society that depended on agriculture for food and survival rather than hunting. Using original artwork and archival photographs, award-winning author/illustrator S. D. Nelson has captured the spirit of Buffalo Bird Girl and her lost way of life. The book includes a bibliography and an index, as well as an author’s note and timeline of events.

Awards and praise for Buffalo Bird Girl
Gelett Burgess Award
CCBC Choices Book, Biography
? Kirkus starred review
? SLJ starred review

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 August 2015
Number of pages 56
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions N/A
Weight 300 g
S. D. Nelson is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the Dakotas. He is the award-winning author and illustrator of Black Elk's Vision--recipient of a Western Writers of America Spur Storyteller Award and named a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.