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Author Brave Bird, Mary.

Title Lakota Woman / by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes.

Imprint New York : Grove Press, [2011], ©1990.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 BRAVE BIRD,M    Available
Description 263 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published in 1990 by Grove Weidenfelf.
This ed. originally published in 1991 by Harper Perennial.
Summary 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.
Note Made into a Golden Globe-nominated TNT original movie in 1994. Lakota woman: Siege at Wounded Knee.
Contents A woman from He-Dog -- Invisible fathers -- Civilize them with a stick -- Drinking and fighting -- Aimlessness -- We AIM not to please -- Crying for a dream -- Cankpe Opi Wakpala -- The siege -- The ghosts return -- Birth giving -- Sioux and elephants never forget -- Two cut-off hands -- Cante Ishta: The eye of the heart -- The eagle caged -- Ho Uway Tinkte: My voice you shall hear.
Awards American Book Award, 1991
Subject Brave Bird, Mary.
American Indian Movement -- Biography.
Dakota women -- Biography.
Dakota Indians -- Social conditions.
Indians of North America -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Rosebud Indian Reservation (S.D.)
Added Author Erdoes, Richard, 1912-2008.
ISBN 9780802145420 (pbk.)
0802145426 (pbk.)

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