Welcome to the Cogewea’s Blog by Kara Kennedy and Sarah Werner.  Here you will learn about the life and first novel of one of North America’s first female Indigenous authors, Mourning Dove, and her first novel being Cogewea, The Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range. Cogewea, The Half-Blood: A Depiction of the Great Montana Cattle Range was written around ten years before it was published, it was published in 1927 with the help of editor Lucullus V. McWhorter.

Cogewea, The Half-Blood, A Depiction of the Great Montat Cattle Range

Blog Authors:

Kara M. Kennedy

Kara M. Kennedy

  Kara Kennedy is a second-year student at Trent University in the Indigenous Studies department. An Anishinaabekwe with Haundenosaunee roots, Kara is a member of the bear clan and community member of the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve. As a Jingle Dress Dancer, Kara takes great pride in her culture and dancing and is open to talk about the ways in which she grew up. Kara enjoys learning about her heritage, futhering her knowledge about her culture and singing. In her spare time Kara is spending time with her family, beading regalia, going to pow-wow’s or ceremonies, laughing with friends and going to the movies at silvercity and eating her favourite dish: the Quebecois delicacy poutine.


Sarah L. Werner


Sarah L. Werner

  Sarah is going into her final year of an Anthropology degree at Trent University.  With a mixed heritage of French, Mi’kmaw and German roots, Sarah grew up not far from Peterborough on the shores of Rice Lake. After her undergradute degree is completed Sarah plans on taking a year off academically and contributing to poverty reduction in Peterborough and the Kawarthas and also the Northumberland County.  After which she plans on continuing her education with a Master’s Degree in Anthropology.  Sarah attempts to spend most of her spare time with her many siblings, niece and nephew, using Rice Lake or mini road trips as entertainment.


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