Lakota Woman

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Harper Collins, Mar 28, 1991 - Social Science - 288 pages
17 Reviews
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."Simply told--and at times simply horrifying." "--New York Times Book Review"

"A powerful autobiography...feisty and determined, warm and even funny." "--Chicago Tribune"

"A piercing look into the ancient yet modern mind of a Sioux woman."--Oliver StoneA

 

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User Review  - JHFrazier - LibraryThing

This was a great depiction of an activist in the very heart of a movement. Mary Crow Dog was at several big events of the American Indian Movement, such as the seizure of the Bureau of Indian Affairs ... 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.

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