They Call Me Agnes
A Crow Narrative Based on the Life of Agnes Yellowtail DeernoseBook - 1995
In They Call Me Agnes, the narrator, Agnes Deernose, provides a warm, personal view of Crow Indian family life and culture.
Fred Voget, anthropologist and adopted Crow, sets the stage for Agnes’s story, which he compiled from extensive interviews with Agnes and her friends. He describes the origins of the Crows and their culture during buffalo-hunting days and early reservation life. Through Agnes, an elderly Crow woman, he also reveals changes wrought on this once far-ranging, independent tribe by twentieth-century forces.
The primary narrator, Agnes Deernose, offers a personable, straightforward story of Crow Indian family life and culture, from her own birth and childhood, as related to her, to cultural lore and the changes that she witnessed since about 1910. Voget (anthropology, Southern Illinois U.) provides a historical introduction to Crow and reservation culture. B&w photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.