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.
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Praise for "Lakota Woman" "Inspirational."--"The Midwest Book Review" "A gritty, convincing document of one woman's struggle to overcome poverty and oppression in order to live in dignity as an American Indian."--"Kirkus Reviews" ""Lakota Woman" is a view from the inside."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "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" "Stunningly honest .... The courage, nobility, morality, and humor that fill the pages of this book should be required reading." --David Amram "The moving story of a Native American woman who fought her way out of despair and bitterness to find the righteous ways of her ancestors."--William M. Kunstler "A piercing look into the ancient yet modern mind of a Sioux woman." --Oliver Stone "Her searing autobiography is courageous, impassioned, poetic, and inspirational." --"Publishers Weekly"
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Book Description Harper Perennial, 1991. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Western drama, having all but disappeared during the Dark Ages, reemerged spontaneously in the liturgy and life of the medieval church. Vernacular miracle plays of England's Middle Ages were performed by lay people many by trade guilds unschooled in church Latin, but familiar with the biblical events upon which the dramas were based. Morality plays provided moral instruction, their principal characters vivid personifications of virtue and vice. The most durable of the morality plays has proven to be Everyman, whose central character, summoned by Death, must face final judgment on the strength of his good deeds. This venerable drama is reprinted here along with three other medieval classics: The Second Shepherds' Play, Noah's Flood, and Hickscorner. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060973897
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