Mary Quequesah's Love Story: A Pend d'Oreille Indian Tale
Love Story Is Part of Indian Children's Book Series
A story of love lost and regained handed down over generations in the Pend d'Oreille tribe is the subject of a book published jointly by the Salish Kootenai College Press in Pablo and the Montana Historical Society Press.
Part of the Indian Reading Series, Mary Quequesah's Love Story , as told by Pete Beaverhead, dates from the buffalo-hunting era of the nineteenth century and features a young woman dealing with the difficulties of love.
Noted Native American artist Dwight BilleDeaux created elegant woodcuts to illustrate the short story, which is written at a fifth-grade level but can be enjoyed by young and old alike.
The story involves Mary's attempt to reclaim her husband, who ran off with a younger woman, and the powerful medicine woman who helps her recapture the heart of the wayward warrior.
Other stories available in the series include Coyote Stories of the Montana Salish Indians, Owl's Eyes and Seeking a Spirit: Kootenai Indian Stories, How Marten Got His Spots and Other Kootenai Indian Stories, How the Morning and Evening Stars Came to Be and Other Assiniboine Indian Stories, How the Summer Season Came and Other Assiniboine Indian Stories, and The Turtle Who Went to War and Other Sioux Stories .
Mary Quequesah's Love Story is available in bookstores across Montana for $5.95, or can be ordered plus shipping and handling from the Montana Historical Society by calling toll-free 1-800-243-9900.Order