Camping With the Sioux: Fieldwork Diary of Alice Cunningham Fletcher


About the Title "Camping With the Sioux"


Six years after her journey, Alice Fletcher revised her diary into a fictionalized account, according to her biographer, "hoping to break into the popular market with a ‘true story’ of herself as a heroine among wild Indians. In this version, fortunately perhaps for her subsequent career never published, she omitted any mention of her traveling companions" (Mark 1988:XX). The two volumes of Fletcher’s fanciful account of her voyage are preserved in the Alice Fletcher papers at the National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution.