The Story of Carry The Kettle Nakoda First Nation

By Carry the Kettle First Nation
Contributions by Jim Tanner, Tracey Tanner, David R. Miller, and Peggy Martin McGuire
Categories: Indigenous Studies, History, Indigenous History, Canadian History
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Paperback : 9780889778146, 412 pages, April 2022
Hardcover : 9780889778153, 412 pages, October 2021
Ebook (PDF) : 9780889778160, 412 pages, May 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780889778177, 412 pages, May 2022


Born out of a meticulous, well-researched historical and current traditional land-use study led by Cega̔ K´iɳna Nakoda Oyáté (Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation), Owóknage is the first book to tell the definitive, comprehensive story of the Nakoda people (formerly known as the Assiniboine), in their own words. From pre-contact to current-day life, from thriving on the Great Plains to forced removal from their traditional, sacred lands in the Cypress Hills via a Canadian “Trail of Tears” starvation march to where they now currently reside south of Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, this is their story of resilience and resurgence.


"Né makóce né Nakóta téhą ų́bi no Wóyabi né ta’ówowįcaknagabi cá okná én Togáda giyá nená knuzábįkta no Wóyábi ne eháȟtiya cá Nína pinámaya! / These are the stories of the Nakóta people, they have retained them for generations. The future Nakóta people will retain them. This book provides a truthful Nakóta perspective." — Michael Turcotte, Fort Peck Húdeana Nakóda (Red Bottom Nakóda) 

“A monumental collaboration…that traces the 700-year odyssey of the Nakoda Nation.” —James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains

“A beautiful expression of the history, migration, and pre- and post-reserve era of the Nakoda tribe! A must read!” —Chief Ira McArthur, Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation