Deloria faced significant challenges completing her work being both a woman and a sioux indian never received the credit she deserved for her invaluable contributions to ethnology waterlily is a triumph it is the masterwork of ella deloria. Ella cara deloria was born on the yankton sioux reservation and worked as a sioux translator and ethnographic field researcher waterlily experiences great joy and tragedy, and deloria makes sure that we, as readers, understand the significance of what is said and done waterlily’s family has little contact with the european-americans. Review: waterlily by ella cara deloria there’s a funny scene in which waterlily’s family listens in horrified amazement as a relative and his wife tell them about how they’ve seen white parents interacting with their children in a newly built fort especially her stories are all beautiful romances written by someone who is a.
Deloria was born in 1888 to a prominent yankton dakota family her father was an episcopal minister and she was partly raised on the standing rock reservation she spoke both the yankton and lakota dialects and spent much time recording oral histories while working in anthropology and ethnology. Waterlily [ella cara deloria, raymond j demallie] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers this novel of the dakota sioux written by sioux ethnologist deloria takes protagonist waterlily through the everyday and the extraordinary events of a sioux woman's life.
Editorial reviews deloria was a sioux indian and an ethnologist who worked with anthropologist franz boas written in the early 1940s and now published for the first time, this culturally detailed novel of 19th century sioux life focuses on a young girl named waterlily.
Ella cara deloria was born in 1889 on the yankton reservation to a prominent and proud lakota family raised between two worlds and in two languages, brilliant and curious, she eventually found her way to columbia university.
Ella cara deloria was born on the yankton sioux reservation and worked as a sioux translator and ethnographic field researcher she translated and wrote scholarly works about traditional sioux life and customs, but in order to make this lifestyle come alive for readers, she decided to write a novel. Deloria avoids romanticizing anyone and presents waterlily’s real father as something of a layabout before he acts like a total ass and divorces blue bird, her mother but things work out for the family as shown by blue bird’s second husband and how he quietly supports his family. Waterlily, ella cara deloria's only novel, is about what it must have been like to live in a tiyospaye, the teton sioux camp circle set just prior to white settlement on the western plains of north america, the author breaks new ground by writing from the perspective of an insider who focuses on the role of women in sioux society.
Ella cara deloria (january 31, 1889 – february 12, 1971), (yankton dakota), also called aŋpétu wašté wiŋ (beautiful day woman), was an educator, anthropologist, ethnographer, linguist, and novelist of european american and native american (american indian) ancestry.
Ella cara deloria (1889–1971) was born on the yankton reservation in south dakota and grew up in a prominent family on the standing rock reservation during a disruptive time in her tribe’s history she studied at columbia university with franz boas and became an ethnologist.