“Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend”

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Released February 2015

48 pages, 11″ x 8.5″            $14.95 (softcover)         978-1-927756-33-1

 An estimated thirty to fifty million bison once thundered across the Great Plains and much of North America.

Honouring the Buffalo is the story of how the Buffalo gifted themselves so freely through the Creator to the Plains Cree people to help them survive. Discover how every part of the buffalo was used to provide shelter, food, clothing, tools, hunting, spiritual ceremonies and many other necessities.

The legend is shared by Raymond Lavallee, Wisdom Keeper and Medicine Man of the Piapot First Nation. The narrative is written by Judith Silverthorne. Artwork is created by Mike Keepness.

For more information please go to the web page: Honouring the Buffalo: A Plains Cree Legend

There are also translations in French/Cree and German/Cree.

Educational Resources, including Study Guides (English and French) 

Awards & Acknowledgements

Audio recordings in English, French, German, and Cree 

 Excerpts in both English and Cree.

How Honouring the Buffalo came to be written – YouTube Link

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