Ametané’e Roman Nose, Renée - Sweet Grass Talking
BEST SELLING POET
This book explores Native American issues, from historical to contemporary. With passion and, at times, searingly succinct descriptors, we are taken on an emotional journey through American History. Sweet Grass Talking has served as a place to release the pain of the reality faced by her people, her friends. family members and herself, as a result of colonization. While it may not be politically correct to tell the truth, it still needs to be said, and more importantly, understood.
Cover: "My Strength" bead work on denim (c) Renée Ametané’e Roman Nose
"Words can be agents of healing or destruction. These words remake a world and give us insight on how to move and sing even when we are bound and silenced by the continuum of history.
Such powerful and beautiful poetry here from Renée Roman Nose.
You will be changed."
- Joy Harjo, Mvskoke poet, musician, writer, and teacher.
Renée Roman Nose invites you into her heart with words, pictures, music, and gentle humor. Her generosity welcomes you to meet children, elders, and warriors, ancestors and descendants, and even annoying anthropologists, all of whom inhabit memories you'll wish you always had. Listen to her tell the stories of survival and determination in a world that is not always kind.
- Judith Shapiro, Tribal Attorney
- Suzan Shown Harjo, Cheyenne and Hodulgee Muscogee, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient, poet, writer, lecturer, curator and policy advocate, President of The Morning Star Institute and award-winning columnist, Guest Curator and Editor of the National Museum of the American Indian's exhibition (NMAI Museum on the Mall, 2014-2018) and book, both titled, Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations (Smithsonian/NMAI Press 2014).
- Brian Patterson, Oneida Nation Bear Clan Representative, past USET President