Prairie Artists: Mary Louise Defender Wilson - The Woman Who Turned Herself to Stone

National award-winning, renowned Dakotah and Hidatsa storyteller Mary Louise Defender Wilson, from the Standing Rock Reservation of south-central North Dakota, tells the traditional story of the rock from which the reservation takes its name. The narrative describes a young woman who loved nature so much she found a way to remain in the midst of nature forever and help people to this day. The Woman Who Turned Herself to Stone is also included in greater detail on the NDCA produced CD The Elders Speak.

Lesson plan with Benchmarks and Standards for Grades 4-8: The Woman Who Turned Herself to Stone English Language Arts and Social Studies

Lesson plan with Benchmarks and Standards for Grades K:6: The Blue Heron Who Stayed for Winter English Language Arts and Social Studies

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Producer

Steven Wennblom (Producer), Ben Stommes (Editor), Dave Geck, Ryan Sailer, Ben Stommes (Videographers), Barb Gravel (Production Manager), Bob Dambach (Executive Producer)

Source

"Prairie Artists" Prairie Public (2009)

Grade Level

4-8

Subject Matter

English Language Arts, Social Studies

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