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Legendary Native American Figures: Feather Woman (Soatsaki)
Name: Feather Woman
Tribal affiliation: Blackfoot
Blackfoot name: Soatsaki, Sooa'tsaakii, So-at-sa-ki
Also known as: Tail Feather Woman, Tail-Feathers-Woman, Feather-Woman
Type: Heroine, mother
Feather Woman (Soatsaki, in Blackfoot) is the tragic heroine of a mythic Blackfoot love story, in which she first wins
and then loses the immortal sky being Morning Star.
Feather Woman and her son, Star Boy, are important
figures in the Blackfoot Sun Dance.
Feather Woman Stories
The Star Bride:
The tragic love story between Morning-Star and Feather-Woman.
The Story of Poia:
Classic Blackfoot legend about Feather Woman and her son Scarface (Poia).
A modern short story based on the legend of Feather-Woman.
Recommended Books of Related Native American Legends
Picture book telling the story of Feather Woman and her son Star-Boy.
Mythology of the Blackfoot Indians:
Collection of traditional Blackfoot legends and folktales.
Indian Legends from the Northern Rockies:
Anthology of folklore from the Blackfoot and other Northern Plains tribes.
Story of the Blackfoot People
Blackfeet body parts
Indians of Montana
Plains Indians culture
The Algonkian language family
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