Lois Red Elk writes her poetry from the perspective of a Dakota speaker: her words echo a relative Lakota dialect. In both dialects, the images and blood memory are the same. Her narratives are personal and descriptive of a life lived as a Dakota on the Fort Peck reservation. Memories of her relatives provide words for her poems, which are filled with old wisdom.
About the Author
Lois Red Elk is an enrolled member of the Ft. Peck Sioux in Montana. She is on the adjunct faculty at Fort Peck Community College, Montana, and is the author of Our Blood Remembers.