Lakota Woman

Lakota Woman

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A unique autobiography unparalleled in American Indian literature, and a deeply moving account of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world. This is the powerful autobiography of Mary Brave Bird, who grew up in the misery of a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the tribal pride movement in an effort to bring about much-needed changes. 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.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1990
ISBN: 9780802145420
Branch Call Number: B Brave Bird 2011
970.00497 B826
Characteristics: 263 p : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Erdoes, Richard 1912-2008

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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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