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she walks for days inside a thousand eyes: (a two-spirit story)

bySharron Proulx-turner

Paperback | June 30, 2008

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In she walks for days inside a thousand eyes (a two spirit story),Sharron Proulx-Turner combines poetry and history to delve into the little-known lives of two-spirit women. Regarded with both wonder and fear when first encountered by the West, First Nations women living with masculine and feminine principles in the same body had important roles to play in society, as healers and visionaries, before they were suppressed during the colonial invasion.she walks for days inside a thousand eye (a two-spirit story) creatively juxtaposes first-person narratives and traditional stories with the voices of contemporary two-spirit women, voices taken from nature, and the teachings of Water, Air, Fire and Mother Earth. The author restores the reputation of two- spirit women that had been long under attack from Western culture as she re-appropriates the lives of these individuals from the writings of Western anthropologists and missionaries.Sharron Proulx-Turner creates a new kind of epic as she bears witness to the past. With gracious concern for tradition, and sly, soaring language, she retells a vital chapter from the First Nations, and Canadian, story.
Sharron Proulx-Turner is a Metis writer raised in the Ottawa River valley. She holds a Masters in English from the University of Calgary and has taught writing and literature at University of Calgary, Old Sun College and Mount Royal College in Alberta. She currently lives in Calgary.
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Title:she walks for days inside a thousand eyes: (a two-spirit story)Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 30, 2008Publisher:Turnstone PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888013264

ISBN - 13:9780888013262

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