So the story moves around between the different perspectives of these women, and it doesn't follow a straight chronological timeline. It's more arranged thematically. So but to go furthest back in time would be Marie Blackbird, who who was 14 years old at eighteen sixty two. And she and her mother are the ones who actually sow the seeds into the hands of their skirts. So they bring that story alive. So they represent that traditional relationship with seeds and the land and gardening. - Diane Wilson
Diane Wilson’s newest book The Seed Keeper weaves the stories of four native women living between 1862 and 2002. It’s a story of awakening, re-connection to the land and and a sort of re-birth in terms of both personal identities and cultural histories. Wilson joined the morning show to discuss the book, its inspiration and how she hopes the novel influences readers.