Newe Hupia: Shoshoni Poetry Songs
Author: Beverly Crum
Publisher: Utah State University
Publication date: 2001
Number of pages: 290
Format / Quality: pdf
Size: 1,3 MB
This work is a collection of Newe hupia ‘Shoshoni poetry songs’, which celebrate the traditional Shoshoni hunting and gathering lifeway and world view. For centuries the ancestors of the Shoshoni lived in the Great Basin and surrounding areas of what is now the western United States, moving seasonally from place to place harvesting various roots, berries, grains, pinenuts, herbs, and game animals. The poetry songs are rich in describing this way of life, which is intimately connected to the natural world. Today, Shoshoni people still sing these songs celebrating the traditional lifeway.