Lakota Woman

Lakota Woman

eBook - 2014
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Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Mary eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance. Originally published in 1990, Lakota Woman was a national best seller. It is a unique document, unparalleled in American Indian literature, a story of death, of determination against all odds, of the cruelties perpetuated against American Indians, and of the Native American struggle for rights. Working with Richard Erdoes, one of the twentieth century's leading writers on Native American affairs, Brave Bird recounts her difficult upbringing and the path of her fascinating life.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2014
ISBN: 9780802191557
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Erdoes, Richard 1912-2008
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Mary Brave Bird grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota and grew up to rebel against the harsh living conditions, joining the tribal pride movement in the 1960’s.

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Jun 14, 2010

Not a bad book at all. I think it gave a very good description of the hatred, distrust, and racism directed towards the Native American peoples.


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