With my own eyes: a Lakota woman tells her people's history
University of Nebraska Press, Jun 1, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
"Bettelyoun's stories raise important questions about other cultures and particularly oral cultures: whose voice is heard, whose truth counts, and what is true and false about the history of the American West. . . . Bettelyoun's stories allow readers to hear the voice of a person moving back and forth between several cultures and truths. An important addition to history."-Choice. "An unmatched perspective on the struggle of the Lakota against the white tide of Manifest Destiny."-News from Indian Country. "This book is quite unusual in being a firsthand account of 19th-century Sioux life by a woman. It is also a very readable and fascinating account of a key period in Plains Indian life."-Library Journal.With My Own Eyes tells the history of the nineteenth-century Lakotas. Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun (1857-1945), the daughter of a French-American fur trader and a Brulé Lakota woman, was raised near Fort Laramie and experienced firsthand the often devastating changes forced on the Lakotas. As Bettelyoun grew older, she became increasingly dissatisfied with the way her people's history was being represented by non-Natives. With My Own Eyes represents her attempt to correct misconceptions about Lakota history. Bettelyoun's narrative was recorded during the 1930s by another Lakota historian, Josephine Waggoner. This detailed, insightful account of Lakota history was never previously published.Emily Levine is a longtime landscaper in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Born in 1859 to James Bordeaux, a trader at Fort Laramie, and Hunjtkalutawin or Red Cormorant Woman, who was prominent in the Brul Lakota community, Bettelyoun here recollects 19th-century Sioux life. In the 1930s, she worked with Waggoner, a younger coresident of the Old Soldiers' Home in South Dakota and another mixed-race Sioux, who recorded Bettelyoun's reminiscences on paper. The manuscript, although used by several scholars, remained unpublished until Levine, a freelance researcher and University of Nebraska employee, became interested in it. This book is quite unusual in being a firsthand account of 19th-century Sioux life by a woman. It is also a very readable and fascinating account of a key period in Plains Indian life. It will fit nicely into two areas of current popular and academic interest, women's studies and American Indian history, and is highly recommended for collections in those areas. (Pictures and index not seen.)--Charles V. Cowling, Drake Memorial Lib., Brockport, NY
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This book provides an incredibly unique look at the history of the Lakota Sioux. Bettelyoun's firsthand story is only one of a small number of histories recorded by a Sioux woman. However, the book ... Read full review
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