Lakota Woman

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Harper Collins, Mar 28, 1991 - Social Science - 288 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - terrytwo - Overstock.com

This item was purchased as a gift. I had entered Lakota Woman DVD in the search box and thoughtthat was the item I purchased. I was so surprised when I opened the package and found a book. This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

I just finished reading Lakota Woman by Mary Crow Dog. Somewhat disjointed, but I kind of liked it that way. I found this book on our trip, but didn't have the money to buy it... another one I bought ... Read full review

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Contents

A Woman from HeDog
3
Invisible Fathers
12
Civilize Them with a Stick
28
Drinking and Fighting
42
Aimlessness
55
We AIM Not to Please
73
Crying for a Dream
92
Cankpe Opi Wakpala
111
The Ghosts Return
144
Birth Giving
156
Sioux and Elephants Never Forget
170
Two Cutoff Hands
186
Cante IshtaThe Eye of the Heart 109
215
Ho Uway TinkteMy Voice You Shall Hear
242
Epilogue
261
Copyright

The Siege
128

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About the author (1991)

Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity on a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies and eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the movement's chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance.

Archie Fire Lame Deer has joined the ranks of other spiritual leaders, such as the Dalai Lama, in the quest for world peace, while always remaining a traditional Sioux medicine man. He is the kuwa kiyapi, or intercessor, for the yearly Lakota Sundance and is the official representative for the Sacred Buffalo Calf Pipe at Crow Dog Sundance.Richard Erdoes is the coauthor of "Lakota Woman, Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions," and "American Indian Myths and Legends," and author of "A.D. 1000: Living on the Brink of Apocalypse" and "A Sound of Flutes," as well as more than twenty other titles.

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