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Lakota woman

Author: Mary Brave Bird; Richard Erdoes
Publisher: New York : Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Mary Brave Bird; Mary Brave Bird; Mary Crow Dog
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Brave Bird; Richard Erdoes
ISBN: 0802111017 9780802111012 0060973897 9780060973896 9780802145420 0802145426
OCLC Number: 20454367
Awards: American Book Award, 1991
Description: 263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: by Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes.

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Lakota Woma is not only a unique human document unparalleled in Indian literature; it is also a deeply moving story of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world. Illustrated.  Read more...

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