Lakota Woman

Lakota Woman

Mary Crow Dog, Richard Erdoes


Mary courageous chook grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, with no operating water or electrical energy, at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling opposed to the aimless ingesting, punishing missionary college, slender strictures for girls, and violence and hopeless of reservation existence, she joined the hot stream of tribal satisfaction sweeping local American groups within the sixties and seventies. Mary finally married Leonard Crow puppy, the yankee Indian Movement's leader medication guy, who revived the sacred yet outlawed Ghost Dance.

Originally released in 1990, Lakota Woman was once a countrywide most sensible vendor and winner of the yankee ebook Award. it's a precise rfile, extraordinary in American Indian literature, a narrative of dying, of choice opposed to all odds, of the cruelties perpetuated opposed to American Indians, and of the local American fight for rights. operating with Richard Erdoes, one of many 20th century's best writers on local American affairs, courageous poultry recounts her tough upbringing and the trail of her attention-grabbing life.

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