Sundogs and Sunflowers

by Timothy J. Kloberdanz & Troyd A. Geist. North Dakota Council on the Arts. 2010. 339p. illus. OCLC# 656158780. pap. $34.95.

The book cover of "Sundogs and Sunflowers: Folklore and Folk Art of the Northern Great Plains" by Timothy J. Kloberdanz & Troyd A. Geiss features a beaded artifact in the shape of an egg superimposed over a photograph of a plains landscape at sunrise, showing silhouettes of bare trees and a body of water in the foreground.


With more than 1000 folklore texts representing the peoples and cultures of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Montana, and Canadian provinces, from 2010 to decades past, this volume covers ghost stories, weather, folk beliefs, medicine, language, and lore. Over 300 photographs depict the rich colors of art, traditions, and life on the Great Plains.




Awards Won

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individual works of superlative nature.

2011 - Selection(s)