Ruth Beebe Hill
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Ruth Beebe Hill, a journalist with a persevering interest in the subject of American Indian, began Hanta Yo twenty-five years ago. She has been in contact with more than one thousand Indians from all western tribes, has investigated countless ethnological and anthropological papers on the plains Indians, and has traveled each summer for twenty years throughout the United States and Canada in order to authenticate every scene and incident in Hanta Yo. With language collaborator Chunksa Yuha, a full-blood Santee Sioux, she studied all the Siouan dialects, rituals, and songs.