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When Everybody Called Me Gah-bay-bi-nayss,
"Forever-Flying-Bird":
An Ethnographic Biography of
Paul Peter Buffalo

Timothy G. Roufs
University of Minnesota Duluth

a note on tenses
a note on style

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Paul Buffalo Meditating Wild Rice Beds.

Paul Buffalo Meditating Wild Rice Beds.


Edited by

Tim Roufs

University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN 55812 - 2496

Volume I of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy:
When Everybody Called Me Gah-bay-bi-nayss,
"Forever-Flying-Bird":
An Ethnographic Biography of
Paul Peter Buffalo, 1898-1914


Year-Round in the Early Years


Volume II of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy:

Winibozho and The Way We Think About the World

Volume III of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy:

Living Amongst the Whites . . . the Best We Can

You might find the "The Wisdom and Ways of Paul Buffalo" segment of WDSE/WRPT TV's Native Report of interest
(Season 6 Episode 10)

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Table of Contents

  "Introduction"
  A note on tenses
    A note on style
    "Acknowledgements"

Volume I:
When Everybody Called Me Gah-bay-bi-nayss,
"Forever-Flying-Bird":
An Ethnographic Biography of
Paul Peter Buffalo, 1898-1914

Year-Round in the Early Years

Vol. I of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy

Timothy G. Roufs
University of Minnesota Duluth

a note on tenses
a note on style

orignal tapes information

Ch. 1 "Early Life at Leech Lake"
Ch. 2 "Bena Childhood"
Ch. 3 "Canoe Days"
Ch. 4 "Siouxs and Scouts"
Ch. 5 "Chiefs and Councils"
Ch. 6 "Spring Move to the Sugar Bush"
Ch. 7 "Skayy-go-mI-zi-gáy-wIn, Maple Sugar Time"
Ch. 8 "Old Gardens and New Bark"
Ch. 9 "Bears"
Ch. 10 "Blueberry Time"
Ch. 11 "Campfire Talks"
Ch. 12 "Inbetween Time"
Ch. 13 "Indian Medicine" (under construction)
Ch. 14 "Mah-no-min-I-kay Gii-siss, 'Wild Ricing Moon'"
Ch. 15 "Moccasin Game Gambling"
Ch. 16 "Lacrosse and Other Camp Games"
Ch. 17 "River Life and Fishing"
Ch. 18 "Winter Wood and Wigwams"
Ch. 19 "Late-Autumn-Winter Camp"
   
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Volume II:
Winibozho and The Way We Think About the World

Vol. II of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy

Timothy G. Roufs
University of Minnesota Duluth

a note on tenses
a note on style

orignal tapes information

Ch. 20 "Winibozho and the Creation of the Current World"
Ch. 21 "Tales of Hiawatha"
Ch. 22 "The Windigo Cannibal and Other Life Trials and Adventures of Gwashun, the Boy Who Did Not Obey His Father and Mother: Our Favorite Story"
Ch. 23 "Drums"
Ch. 24 "Ni-mi-day-win: Come and Dance, "Come and Sing--Living and Spirits Alike"
Ch. 25 "Courtship, Marriage, and Living with the In-Laws"
Ch. 26 "Self-Houses, Sweat Houses, and Bloodletting"
Ch. 27 "Dreams and Visions"
Ch. 28 "Power" (draft)
Ch. 29 "What's Behind the Sun?: An Indian Sermon"
Ch. 30 "Mi-de-wi-win"
Ch. 31 "An Indian Curing Ceremony"
Ch. 32 "Spiritual Doctoring, Tipi-Shaking and Bone-Swallowing Specialists"
Ch. 33 "Medicine Men / Medicine Women"
Ch. 34 "Messengers and Unusual Events"
Ch. 35 "Fireballs, and The Shadow Man"
   
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Volume III:
Living Amongst the Whites . . . the Best We Can

Vol. III of the Paul Buffalo Trilogy

Timothy G. Roufs
University of Minnesota Duluth

a note on tenses
a note on style

orignal tapes information

Ch. 36 "School"
Ch. 37 "Jack Nason, 'My Dad. My Step-Dad'"
Ch. 38 "Finns, 'The Sweatbath-Men'"
Ch. 39 "Timber Days"
Ch. 40 "Leech and Mississippi Forks"
Ch. 41 "John Smith 'Wrinkle Meat'"
Ch. 42 "Talking with the Old Folks: Recollections and Predictions"
Ch. 43 "Hunting and Snaring"
Ch. 44 "Cattle, Horses, 'Siouxs'"
Ch. 45 "Churches and Missionaries"
Ch. 46

"Treaties, Allotments, and Self-Government"
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

  • Includes Paul's discussion of 1934 Indian Reorganization Act (Wheeler-Howard Act) and "The Indian New Deal"
  • This contrasts with Ch. 5 "Chiefs and Councils"
Ch. 47

"North Dakota"
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

  • With some Indian friends Paul goes to work for Crystal Sugar Co. in Grand Forks, ND.
  • Includes a discussion of 1935 Social Security
Ch. 48

"Uprise in the Indian Office" -- 1938 / 1939
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

  • "Indian Politics" following the Indian Reorganization Act (Wheeler-Howard Act) and "The Indian New Deal"
Ch. 49

"White Medicine" -- 1937 / 1939
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

Ch. 50

"New White World...living with rules and regulations..."
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

  • Paul reflects on the effects of "the Whites comin' in"
  • including Paul's "Married Life" (one Indian style, one White style) -- 1920s
Ch. 51

"Dying"
(expected completion: about the time of the zugib/\gaa-giiziss, the moon of the budding leaves, 2007)

  • Mother dies
  • Paul dies temporarily
    • "Dying Temporarily -- Dream Dying"
  • discussion of "Wakes, Burials, Souls and Heaven"
  • Return to listening to sermon at best friend's (Joe Barnes') funeral, which is where Paul starts his narrative in Ch. 1"Early Life at Leech Lake."
    • end with Paul's dream of dying temporarily and the returning to finish [the tapes for] this book
   
  "Endnotes"
  "Bibliography"
  Index
  Interview Materials
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