Berry Boy? I’m Jerry Boy
“Berry Boy-In the Buffalo Days” is the name of the book and the book’s author, Kathleen A. Connelly Kipp, is joining me this afternoon (Wednesday) at 4:35 on the Puffman Show. Kathleen, an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe, resides on a working cattle ranch north of Browning and she’ll be one of the featured performers/story tellers this weekend at the 18th Annual Montana Storytelling Roundup in Cut Bank at the high school. The book, “Berry Boy”, is set in the early 1800’s during the time of the horse culture. It is based on historical hunting practices of the Blackfeet Indians or Pikuni. The Blackfeet called themselves Nitsitapi (Neetseetahpee) or Real People. The followed the buffalo as a way of life for thousands of years from the Yellowstone River in Southern Montana to the Saskatchewan River in the north, the Headwaters of the Missouri River to the east and in the Rocky Mountains to the west. And here’s a really neat thing about the book…”Berry Boy” features illustrations by Moriah Ann Kipp, Kathleen’s youngest daughter, a 2009 Browning High School graduate. Looking forward to hearing more about “Berry Boy-In the Buffalo Days” this afternoon at 4:35 and looking forward to the 18th Annual Montana Storytelling Roundup in Cut Bank this Friday evening and all day Saturday. Tickets will be available at the door.