I AM NOT RUTH BEEBE HILL and I’ve never been able to read “Hanta Yo” past the first few pages without laughing. Here’s an ASAIL review. Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill – book cover, description, publication history. Ruth Beebe Hill, rugged individual, linguist and hard-working writer, Hill’s epic Indian novel, “Hanta Yo,” 30 years in preparation and

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However the Sioux of present day object to the depiction of early Sious life that she presented and have blocked many projects related to the book. Iles 1jefbra2 1Teichrib 1 — more. The author spent decades researching this book and it shows. While Hanta Yo may not be perfect, it remains a persuasive work until something with more authority comes up. Whether you believe her, or agree with such efforts, this, the only novel she ever wrote is a monumental accomplishment of story telling.

Based on a document recorded on tanned hide by a member of the Mahto band of the Teton Sioux, Hanta Yo takes us into the lives of two families of this band and describes their world as it was from the late s to the s, before the white man came onto the red man’s territory, before any influencing contact with traders and missionaries.

Suddenly, all of the Native American support that had been promised to the miniseries version of Hanta Yo evaporated. But I had also let myself be deceived by the Carlos Castenada books about hilp purpor No more reading books by people who pretend to be Indians or telling truthful stories about Indians. This is my all time favorite book. It was hard on the clarity of the writing, to say nothing of other problems.


I really empathized with Olepi’s habta as a leader and father. Normally I would say a reader should better not judge a book by its author — but not in this case.

No records exist to check. I admired Napewaste’s sacrificial fidelity. Ruth resided on San Juan Island for over 35 years.


Oct 15, George rated it did not like it. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. None of the authors showed a hantx or genuine interest in learning the Sioux ways or of being the instrument of understanding between the white man and the Sioux nation.

You want a legend?

That is as much as I recall, but I am gentle on myself realizing that this was almost forty years ago. Ruth, her husband, and her son are all dead now. The story spans 2 ebebe and about 80 years in the life of two Laktota families and two principal men – a “dreaming pair” – a Shirtman roughly, leaderAhbleza and a Scout, Tonweya.

I think I will move on to the next. It is a unique book. A Yaqui Way of Knowledge.

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The g This accessibility of this book’s hilp fell apart for me at the end — I just didn’t get what the visions meant — but it had potato-sized gold nuggets tumbling off pretty much every other page. An American Saga Author s: Ruth had adopted Bob as a source of reliable information about hants Sioux, although what he knew was all about Blackfeet.


Lang Ranch, Thousand Oaks, California. Someone else will have to follow the bisexual and exhibitionist strains from Dietrich and whether they attracted Rand and Hill.

Author Ruth Beebe Hill had to flesh out the novel from this spare framework, doing so cooperatively with a native Lakotah, intending to create the world of the Sioux in such depth that readers can begin to experience a completely different outlook than that of Western culture.

Hanto Yo Author s: It has several fantastic elements which still raise the hair on the back of my neck when I think about them, and it’s been twenty years since I read it. Hanta Yo is a major achievement in the exploration of American Indian culture. As far as stories go, though, I kept waiting for it to reach out and grab my interest but it never did. Ruth was preceded in death by her father in and mother in ; brother, Robert; husband, Burroughs Reid in ; and son, Bfebe Reid, Jr.

I stumbled across this book by accident when it was first published. So I bfebe great that I was able to read this like pages, OMG it took forever, this is not a simple read.

Original records from Native Americans predating the incursion of the white man are practically nonexistent, at least records we can understand.