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Kris Swanson

Kris Swanson

Heber City, Utah

Kris Swanson is one of the few female living historians today who strives to accurately convey the history of 19th century American Indians, with 24 years of education and experience.

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As a well-respected Living Historian, Kris Swanson spends her time working with museums, historic sites and history-based events focused on educating the public regarding American Indians and Western history. As one of the only women living historians, her interpretation from a woman's perspective is insightful and balanced. Kris holds BAs in History and Communication and an MA Communication. She has dedicated her life to learning about Plains Indians during the 19th century through many different avenues.

Kris’ goal is to represent accurately the lifestyle Plains Indians lived during the 1800s through displays, presentations and hands on learning. For more than 24 years, she has been making and using historically accurate items using authentic designs, materials and craftsmanship. During these years, she has lived in tipis, participated in many primitive Indian camps, and has experienced first-hand how it was to live back then. Kris’ products are used both in her own living history activities and demonstrations, and by clients as both working items and artwork.

Her work has been featured in films, paintings by western artists and may be purchased in art galleries. Her learning videos on YouTube have helped numerous would-be crafters with traditional methods of craftsmanship. Through her work, Kris strives to share everything she has learned through her studies and experience living on the ground. Her goal is to assist in keeping the record straight regarding the lives of the Plains Indians, minimizing the many misconceptions, inaccuracies and stereotypes that exist today.

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Success! Portraits of Women in the American Fur Trade sold 270 pre-orders by June 2, 2019, was pitched to 117 publishers, and is in discussions with publishers.

$18 Early Explorer

86 readers

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• One 'Signed' Copy
• One Free Ebook (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)

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$36 The Power of Two

22 readers

Share a copy with your friend, your daughter or a coworker.

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• 2 'Signed' Copies
• 2 Free Ebooks (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Your name Acknowledged in the book

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$100 Marie Dorion, Mountain Lamb, and Owl Woman Sold out

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This bonus pack is for anyone interested in advancing gender equality in women’s history, and who wants to share this book with different friends with the same ideology. Great for a small book club! Here, you’ll get:

Here, you’ll get:

• 5 'Signed' Copies
• 5 Free Ebooks (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Your name Acknowledged in the book (5 persons)
• 1 hour personal webinar with Kris Swanson for an hour to discuss issues related to the American Fur Trade and the history of Indian women, Plains Indian culture, tipi living or anything else you might fancy to learn.
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$200 The American Fur Trade Deluxe

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This Sponsor bonus pack is designed for Institutions, Organizations and Associations, including museums, cultural centers, and historic sites who would like to support Kris on her research and appear as a Sponsor in her book and webpage.

Here, you’ll get:

• 10 'Signed' Copies of “Portraits of Women in the American Fur Trade”
• 10 Free Ebooks (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Your name Acknowledged in the book “Portraits of Women in the American Fur Trade” as a Sponsor.
• Your name will be posted on Kris' website as a Sponsor and a link promoting your organization’s website or event.
• 2 hour personal webinar with Kris Swanson for an hour to discuss issues related to the American Fur Trade and the history of Indian women, Plains Indian culture, tipi living or anything else you might fancy to learn.
• Free shipping

10 copies + ebook included

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$500 Portraits of Women in the American Fur Trade Sponsor

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A great bonus pack for Institutions, Organizations and Association specialized in Western American History who would like to schedule Kris for a live presentation (per availability).

You'll get:
• 25 'Signed' Copies
• 25 Free Ebooks (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Acknowledgement as a Patron in the book
• One hour live presentation with Kris Swanson related to “Portraits of Women in the American Fur Trade” and requested topics.
• Book signing with you at your local bookstore/organization/institution/association and open forum for questions.
• Free shipping

25 copies + ebook included

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$1500 Women's Word in History Sponsor

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This bonues is designed for larger historic institutions who appreciate Kris’s historic tipi display and would like an excellent bargain for bringing her to one event while also supporting the book.

You'll get:

• 50 'Signed' Copies
• 50 Free Ebook (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Acknowledgement as a Patron in the book
• 1 hour speaking engagement at your event (in US)
• Display of historic Plains Indian tipi, including all items used and informal discussion of customs and uses with visitors, for up to two days
• Book signing with you at your local bookstore/organization/institution/association and open forum for questions.
• Your name will be posted on her website as a Sponsor and a link promoting your organization’s website or event
• Free shipping

50 copies + ebook included

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$2500 Portraits of Women Exposition

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This bonus is highly recommended to museums or cultural centers in the US open to new exhibitions or expositions to promote the importance of Indian Women in the American Fur Trade with a two-day weekend event (per availability)


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• 100 'Signed' Copies to sell in your museum or cultural center
• 100 Free Ebook (PDF, ePUB, MOBI)
• Acknowledgement as a Patron in the front of the book
• 2 hour speaking engagement at your event (can be 2 one-hour presentations)
• Display of Kris’ historic Plains Indian tipi, including all items used and informal discussion of customs and uses with visitors
• Help in developing, organizing and managing an exposition regarding Indian Women in the American Fur Trade
• Book signing with you at your local bookstore/organization/institution/association and open forum for questions
• Your name will be posted on her website as a Sponsor and a link promoting your organization’s website or event
• Free shipping

100 copies + ebook included

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Update #5 - Almost done with pre-orders! May 29, 2019

Dear friends and family! 

Whew! This month of promotion for pre-orders is almost finished, and here's where we are: 

          6 Publishers are interested in the book!

          135 pre-orders to date!

           Museums and historic sites are interesting in stocking the published book! 

Thank you all for subscribing or pre-ordering! It's very much appreciated. In the next 4 days, I need to get to 200 if possible! Here's how you can help: 

        * Pre-order if you have only subscribed thus far!

        *  Share with anyone who belongs to a book group, loves history or women's books

If we can get to 200, it significantly improves my chances of a favorable publishing contract! 

And again I appreciate your support of my labor of love! I am ever grateful! 

Love and light,

Kris

Sharp Knife Woman

PS ~ Thanks for continuing to share! Here's the link: 

https://publishizer.com/portraits-of-women-in-the-american-fur-trade/