Ohitika Woman

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Grove Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 274 pages
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Ohitika Woman might be the nonfiction find of the year.” —Houston Chronicle
The beloved sequel to the now-classic Lakota Woman, Ohitika Woman follows Mary Brave Bird as she continues her powerful, dramatic tale of ancient glory and present anguish, of courage and despair, of magic and mystery, and, above all, of the survival of both body and mind. Coming home from Wounded Knee in 1973, married to American Indian movement leader Leonard Crow Dog, Mary was a mother with the hope of a better life. But, as she says, “Trouble always finds me.” With brutal frankness she bares her innermost thoughts, recounting the dark as well as the bright moments in her always eventful life. She not only talks about the stark truths of being a Native American living in a white-dominated society but also addresses the experience of being a mother, a woman, and, rarest of all, a Sioux feminist. Filled with contrasts, courage, and endurance, Ohitika Woman is a powerful testament to Mary’s will and spirit.
  

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A very honest look into the rich life of Mary Brave Bird. Find out what you've been missing on the 6 o'clock news ! Read full review

Review: Ohitika Woman

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A very honest look into the rich life of Mary Brave Bird. Find out what you've been missing on the 6 o'clock news ! Read full review

Contents

Like a Candle in a Storm
3
Ancestors
10
A Little Backtracking
24
Life in Paradise
29
Womb Power
54
Song of the Waterbird
70
Peyote Memories
84
Wrapped in a Hot White Cloud
96
Living on Beer Commodities and Love
150
On a Tear
163
Bleeding Always Stops If You Press Down Hard Enough
179
Moon Power
209
The Land Is Our Blood
220
Selling the Medicine
233
A New Love
241
The Iron House
249

Ceremonies
101
The Granddaddy of Them All
110
Big Mountain
119
Under the Tempe Bridge
133
Skin Art
260
Here and Now
265
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About the author (2007)

Richard Erdoes is the author of more than 21 books, including Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions, and American Indian Myths and Legends. An Austrian-born historian, ethnographer, and artist, he has contributed to many publications, including the New York Times, Time, Life, Fortune, Smithsonian, and the Saturday Evening Post. He lives in New Mexico.

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