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 '60s and '70s. 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 20th century's leading writers on Native American affairs, Brave Bird recounts her difficult upbringing and the path of her fascinating life.
©1990 Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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"Don't learn this in history class"
Amazing depiction of a woman's journey growing up Lakota as an activist, as a woman and the struggles of life of just being native. Highly recommend.
I liked the flow... Her story was sad & empowering
Loved her voice
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