Native Women Rock

Pretty Shield (1856-1944)
Pretty Shield was a Crow medicine woman who became well-known after telling her biography to Frank B. Linderman, providing one of the first written records of life before reservations by a Native woman. She became a healer after a vision she received while grieving the deaths of her two children. Her granddaughter Alma Hogan Snell has recorded many of her stories and recipes, both medicinal and for just plain tasty eating, in her book A Taste Of Heritage.

Pretty Shield (1856-1944)

Pretty Shield was a Crow medicine woman who became well-known after telling her biography to Frank B. Linderman, providing one of the first written records of life before reservations by a Native woman. She became a healer after a vision she received while grieving the deaths of her two children. Her granddaughter Alma Hogan Snell has recorded many of her stories and recipes, both medicinal and for just plain tasty eating, in her book A Taste Of Heritage.