Lakota Woman


Author: Mary Crow Dog,Richard Erdoes
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 080219155X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 272
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Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Mary eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance. Originally published in 1990, Lakota Woman was a national best seller and winner of the American Book Award. It is a unique document, unparalleled in American Indian literature, a story of death, of determination against all odds, of the cruelties perpetuated against American Indians, and of the Native American struggle for rights. Working with Richard Erdoes, one of the twentieth century's leading writers on Native American affairs, Brave Bird recounts her difficult upbringing and the path of her fascinating life.

Lakota Woman

die Geschichte einer Sioux-Frau
Author: Mary Crow Dog
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783423361040
Category: Dakota Indians
Page: 250
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Lakota Woman


Author: Dog Mary Crow
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 9780060973896
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Relates the experiences of a native American woman who grew up on a reservation and joined in the revolution for native American rights during the 1960s and 1970s. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. Winner of the American Book Award.

Reconstructing Hybridity

Post-colonial Studies in Transition
Author: Joel Kuortti,Jopi Nyman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042021411
Category: Literary Criticism & Collections
Page: 330
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This interdisciplinary collection of critical articles seeks to reassess the concept of hybridity and its relevance to post-colonial theory and literature. The challenging articles written by internationally acclaimed scholars discuss the usefulness of the term in relation to such questions as citizenship, whiteness studies and transnational identity politics. In addition to developing theories of hybridity, the articles in this volume deal with the role of hybridity in a variety of literary and cultural phenomena in geographical settings ranging from the Pacific to native North America. The collection pays particular attention to questions of hybridity, migrancy and diaspora.

Madonna Swan

A Lakota Woman's Story
Author: Mark St. Pierre
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806126760
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
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Biography of Lakota woman, Madonna Swan. Her life on an Indian reservation and her struggle with tuberculosis.

With My Own Eyes

A Lakota Woman Tells Her People's History
Author: Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun,Josephine Waggoner
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803261648
Category: History
Page: 199
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With My Own Eyes tells the history of the nineteenth-century Lakotas. Susan Bordeaux Bettelyoun (1857–1945), the daughter of a French-American fur trader and a Brulé Lakota woman, was raised near Fort Laramie and experienced firsthand the often devastating changes forced on the Lakotas. As Bettelyoun grew older, she became increasingly dissatisfied with the way her people’s history was being represented by non-Natives. With My Own Eyes represents her attempt to correct misconceptions about Lakota history. Bettelyoun’s narrative was recorded during the 1930s by another Lakota historian, Josephine Waggoner. This detailed, insightful account of Lakota history was never previously published.

Other Voices, Other Worlds

The Global Church Speaks Out on Homosexuality
Author: Terry Brown
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9780898695199
Category: Religion
Page: 341
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Anglican churches worldwide are sharply divided on homosexuality.The dominant stereotype is that of a “global south” vehemently opposed to a liberal and decadent “global north,” with irreconcilable differences between the two sides. Nothing is further from the truth: homosexual behavior exists across the whole Anglican Communion, whether it is openly celebrated or quietly integrated into local churches and cultures.In this extraordinary book, Christians throughout Africa, Asia, and the developing world—bishops, priests, lay people, and academics—open up dramatic new perspectives on familiar arguments and debates. Topics include biblical interpretation, sexuality and doctrine, local history, sexuality and personhood, the influence of other faiths, post-colonialism, and the place of homosexual persons in the church. Other Voices, Other Worlds reveals the rich historical and cross-cultural complexity to same-sex relationships, and throws an explosive device into a debate that has become stale and predictable.

Being Lakota

Identity and Tradition on Pine Ridge Reservation
Author: Petrillo, Larissa
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803207417
Category: Social Science
Page: 220
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Being Lakota explores contemporary Lakota identity and tradition through the life-story narratives of Melda and Lupe Trejo. Melda Trejo, ne Red Bear (1939), is an Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge Reservation, while Lupe Trejo (193899) is Mexican and a long-time resident at Pine Ridge.

The Real Rosebud

The Triumph of a Lakota Woman
Author: Marjorie Weinberg
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803248083
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 86
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Her great-grandfather was a famed Lakota warrior, her father a buffalo hunter, and Rosebud Yellow Robe hosted a CBS radio show in New York City. From buffalo hunting to the hub of twentieth-century urban life, this book chronicles the momentous changes in the life of a prominent Plains Indian family over three generations. At the center of the story is Rosebud (1907?92), whose personal recollections, family memoirs, letters, and stories form the basis of this book. Rosebud?s father, Chauncey Yellow Robe, was the son of a Lakota chief and had a traditional childhood until he was sent to the Carlisle Indian School, where he became an advocate for Indian education and citizenship. He was instrumental in planning the 1927 ceremony that brought his daughter into national prominence?an induction of Calvin Coolidge into the Lakota tribe, capped by Rosebud placing a feathered war bonnet on the president?s head. Marjorie Weinberg follows the young woman from Rapid City, South Dakota, to New York City, where she became a noted lecturer and teller of Indian tales (and where her broadcasting career brought her name to the attention of Orson Welles, who may indeed have used her name for his famous sled in Citizen Kane). Reflecting a lifelong interest and a friendship that provided Weinberg access to family archives and a rich reservoir of family oral tradition, The Real Rosebud offers an intimate picture of a century and a half of a remarkable Lakota family.

Ohitika Woman


Author: Mary Brave Bird,Richard Erdoes
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 0802191568
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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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.

Honor the Grandmothers

Dakota and Lakota Women Tell Their Stories
Author: Sarah Penman
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9780873516723
Category: Social Science
Page: 153
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In this poignant collection of oral histories, four Indian elders recount their life stories in their own quiet but uncompromising words. Growing up and living in Minnesota and the Dakotas, Stella Pretty Sounding Flute and Iola Columbus (Dakota) and Celane Not Help Him and Cecelia Hernandez Montgomery (Lakota) share recollections of early family life interrupted by years at government boarding schools designed to eradicate tribal culture. Recounting their complex lives, the grandmothers reveal how they survived difficult circumstances to become activists in Indian politics, reconciling urban with reservation life and Christianity with native spirituality. Defying stereotypes, these clear and forthright voices are unforgettable.

The Woman Who Lived with Wolves

And Other Stories from the Tipi
Author: Paul Goble
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1935493205
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 48
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Presents a collection of traditional stories told by the the Indians of the Great Plains of North America throughout their history.

Journey of a Lakota Elder

A memoir written to inspire women of color
Author: Wynne DuBray
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475962118
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 162
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Dr. DuBray shares her journey from homemaker to professor with an overview of her accomplishments while raising her family and balancing homemaking and career responsibilities. This memoir is written in an effort to inspire other women of color who are considering a career in academia. It is appropriate for use in courses in Ethnic Studies , American Indian Studies and Women's Studies.

Lakota Belief and Ritual


Author: James R. Walker
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298675
Category: Social Science
Page: 329
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"The real value of Lakota Belief and Ritual is that it provides raw narratives without any pretension of synthesis or analysis, as well as insightful biographical information on the man who contributed more than any other individual to our understanding of early Oglala ritual and belief." Plains Anthropologist"In the writing of Indian history, historians and other scholars seldom have the opportunity to look at the past through 'native eyes' or to immerse themselves in documents created by Indians. For the Oglala and some of the other divisions of the Lakota, the Walker materials provide this kind of experience in fascinating and rich detail during an important transition period in their history." Minnesota History"This collection of documents is especially remarkable because it preserves individual variations of traditional wisdom from a whole generation of highly developed wicasa wakan (holy men). . . . Lakota Belief and Ritual is a wasicun (container of power) that can make traditional Lakota wisdom assume new life." American Indian Quarterly"A work of prime importance. . . . its publication represents a major addition to our knowledge of the Lakotas' way of life" Journal of American FolkloreRaymond J. DeMallie, director of the American Indian Studies Research Institute and a professor of anthropology at Indiana University, is the editor of James R. Walker's Lakota Society (1982) and of The Sixth Grandfather: Black Elk's Teachings Given to John G. Neihardt (1984, a Bison Book), both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Elaine A. Jahner, a professor of English at Dartmouth College, has edited Walker's Lakota Myth (1983), also a Bison Book.

Black Robe Woman, Lakota Warrior

Being the Second Part of the Crazy Horse Chronicles
Author: Richard Jepperson
Publisher: String of Beads Publication
ISBN: 9780967201214
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 152
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Portrays the afflicted love between Indian youths Curly and Little Mouse, as they mature and become Crazy Horse and Black Robe Woman during the Indian Wars.