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Lakota woman

Author: Mary Brave Bird; Richard Erdoes
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperPerennial, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView 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: Autobiographies
Biography
Personal Narratives
Named Person: Mary Brave Bird; Mary Brave Bird; Mary Brave Bird; Mary Crow Dog
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Brave Bird; Richard Erdoes
ISBN: 0060973897 9780060973896 9780802145420 0802145426
OCLC Number: 22911514
Notes: Originally published: Grove Weidenfeld, 1990.
Description: 263 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 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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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. Now a major movie from TNT.

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