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Lakota Woman

Product no.: 0-06-097389-7
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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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.


"A powerful autobiography... feisty and determined, warm and even funny, sometimes given to outbursts of rage or sorrow or enthusiasm, always unpretentious and straightforward."    ~Chicago Tribune

Author Brave Bird (Crow Dog), Mary
Coauthor Erdoes, Richard
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 263 pp.
Publisher HarperCollins 1991
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