The Seed Keeper

The Seed Keeper

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One snowy winter's day, Roaslie Iron Wing returns to the home from which she was taken as a child. Orphan, widow, and mother- journalist and gardener- Rosalie has spent the previous two decades watching as her white husband's family farm is threatened first by drought and then by a predatory chemical company. Now, grieving, she finally begins to confront the past and embrace the future- and, in the process, learns what it means to be descended from women with souls of iron, women who have protected their families, their traditions, and a precious cache of seeds through generations of hardship and loss.

Diane Wilson (Dakhóta) was awarded a 50 over 50 Award from Pollen/Midwest in 2018. Wilson has served as the executive director for Dream of Wild Health and the Native American Food Sovereignty Alliance, working to help rebuild sovereign food systems for Native People. She is a Mdewakanton descendent, enrolled on the Rosebud Reservation, and lives in Shafer, Minnesota.