I am writing to tell you about the five DVDs in the Her Own Words® series on American Indian Women's Stories:
Big Sister, Little Sister
Her Mother Before Her: Stories of Mothers & Grandmothers
Mountain Wolf Woman: 1884-1960
Sisters & Friends
Winnebago Women: Songs & Stories.
All five DVDs feature women speaking directly to the audience in their own voices and in their own words (in Mountain Wolf Woman’s case, the words are hers, but her granddaughter is the narrator). Lengths range from 15 to 22 minutes.
Tribal College: Journal of American Indian Higher Education called these videos “excellent examples of the oral tradition. The stories are told by the women who experienced them rather than as interpretations by others. These films bring back something we need to do in our own families." School Library Journal said that “Big Sister, Little Sister makes effective use of personal narrative. Viewers will find this short film a touching testament to family, the Native American experience, and the aspects of life that we all share.”
The DVDs are available individually; an order form is on our website, HerOwnWords.com
Please pass the link on to anyone you know who has interest in Women's studies, oral histories, or American Indian Literatures, culture or history.
Jamie Marie Wagner
Her Own Words® Stories of Women’s Lives
PO Box 5264
Madison WI 53705-0264
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