A Master Storyteller

"Debra Shiveley Welch is a master storyteller.  I find her writing to be very much on the order

of what is considered, in old terms, a true storyteller, one that takes the nucleus and expands

 it to take on all the senses -- I can see what she sees, hear what she hears,

smell and taste what she smells and tastes. Most importantly, though, I feel what she feels."

 

   Linda J. Alexander - Books for the Thinking Reader:

 

http://www.lindajalexander.net    http://www.authorsden.com/lindajalexander

Author of Reluctant Witness: Robert Taylor, Hollywood and Communism

 

Winner of Best Native American Fiction 2011

#1 Best Seller on Amazon

From the Author

Cedar Woman is a project I have wanted to work on for several years.  Written with the help of my adopted sister, Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau, it is a book which I have thoroughly enjoyed writing.

I asked my sister to act as a consultant.  I did so because I didn't want to write about the sacred things which are not supposed to be written about and I wanted to write about those which I could with utmost authenticity.  I also wanted to make sure that I represented the Lakota people with the deepest respect and honor.

Within Cedar Woman you will find many words of the Lakota Sioux.  Pronunciation and meaning is included the first time each word is used.  There are three dialects in the Lakota language and no standardized spelling.   I have chosen the spelling and pronunciation of these words in keeping with the dialect of my sister, Julie Spotted Eagle Horse Martineau, who is of the Lakota Plains Native Americans.

Powwow is described in detail, as well as the various forms of regalia, etiquette, music, and as with any ethnic festival - the food!

My son and I have attended the Muddy River Powwow for many years, and in doing so, have come to know and love our adopted family;  they have brought us much joy.  This book was written to honor them.

I hope you enjoy Cedar Woman.

Toksa Ake Wakan Tanka Nici Un - Walk With God

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