1976, Blue Cloud Quarterly
This little chapbook of translations was published by Brother Benet at the Blue Cloud Abbey in Marvin, South Dakota in 1976. It is one of many in a series of publications to come out of the Abbey, honoring Native American literature and traditions. My translations are “free” but I worked closely from the original texts as I found them, usually in Francis Densmore’s Teton Sioux Music.
Best known for his short-short stories about “the boys,” Jim Heynen has published widely as a writer of poems, novels, nonfiction, and short fiction.