Read and discuss The Seed Keeper
with friends and neighbors.This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.
About the Book:
Rosalie Iron Wing has grown up in the woods with her father, Ray, a former science teacher who tells her stories of plants, of the stars, of the origins of the Dakota people. Until, one morning, Ray doesn't return from checking his traps. Told she has no family, Rosalie is sent to live with a foster family in nearby Mankatowhere the reserved, bookish teenager meets rebellious Gaby Makespeace, in a friendship that transcends the damaged legacies they've inherited. A haunting novel spanning several generations, The Seed Keeper follows a Dakota family's struggle to preserve their way of life, and their sacrifices to protect what matters most.
About the Author:
Diane Wilson (Dakota) uses personal experience to illustrate broader social and historical context. Wilson's memoir, Spirit Car: Journey to a Dakota Past
, won a 2006 Minnesota Book Award and her nonfiction book, Beloved Child: A Dakota Way of Life
, was awarded the 2012 Barbara Sudler Award from History Colorado. She is a descendent of the Mdewakanton Oyate and enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation. Wilson currently serves as the Executive Director for the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance.