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Mary Crow Dog Lakota Woman PDF

Mary Crow Dog Lakota Woman PDF

Lakota Woman

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 t 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 and winner of the American Book Award 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

Title : Lakota Woman
Author :  Mary Crow Dog
Language : English
Isbn : 0060973897
Format : Paperback
Pages : 263 pages

Rating: 4.6

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