Title: Buffalo People: Portraits of a Vanishing
Author: Thornton, Mildred Valley FRSA (1890--1967)
Publisher: Hancock House
Price: $24.95 (CAN) plus shipping & handling, and applicable
Cover Type: Soft Cover
Prominent Canadian artist Mildred Valley Thornton had
an abiding passion which she pursued with almost missionary fervour
throughout her life - the preservation of Canada's native culture.
For over fifty years she dedicated herself to that purpose through
the medium of her paintings, writing and lecture. During her career
she painted the portraits of many prominent and historical Native
Canadians, as well as assembling a catalogue of anecdotes, folklore
and legends. This publication, written in 1966 the year before her
death and only now published, is a priceless collection of both Thornton's
colourful portraits and the the fascinating story behind each one.