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4.0 von 5 Sternen Growing Up Indian and Rediscovering Her People
In this 1990 autobiography Mary Crow Dog relates her life growing up on a Sioux reservation and her involvement with the American Indian Movement during the 1970s. There is another writer's name, Richard Erdoes, next to hers on the cover which makes me assume that she did not write this herself. Perhaps that accounts for the style, which is overly simplistic as the...
Veröffentlicht am 24. Januar 2000 von Linda Linguvic

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3.0 von 5 Sternen an eye opening tale unfortunately presented in a bland tone.
i found mary crow dog's style to be bland although it was very graphic. perhaps having to read this book as an assignment jaded me but i found it hard to stay awake. i enjoyed her sardonic humor towards the overbearing male sioux as well as her honest and understandable distaste for the white establishment but i felt myself lacking empathy for her cause.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Growing Up Indian and Rediscovering Her People, 24. Januar 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
In this 1990 autobiography Mary Crow Dog relates her life growing up on a Sioux reservation and her involvement with the American Indian Movement during the 1970s. There is another writer's name, Richard Erdoes, next to hers on the cover which makes me assume that she did not write this herself. Perhaps that accounts for the style, which is overly simplistic as the book seems to be targeted towards young adults.
However, I have very scant knowledge of American Indians even though they
have always fascinated me. And that is why I enjoyed this book completely. It's feels true and real and its starkness only underlines the story which, in reality, is not only Mary Crow Dog's personal story, but that of all American Indians in our country.
We are right there with her in the one room shack she was raised in with 8 other people in North Dakota, a house without electricity, plumbing or a single modern convenience. As there were no television or any connection with the outside world, she thought that everyone lived like this and had a happy childhood, warm and secure in the bosom a loving family.
And then she was sent off to boarding school run by the Jesuits. Here, the children were beaten, humiliated, punished by being sent into isolation, and forced into a mold that was foreign to them. It was the 60's then, and she rebelled, leaving school and joining forces with other Native American teenagers who drank and shoplifted and lived on the fringe of society.
Then the American Indian Movement came along and she joined, identifying with her people's struggles and learning the history. She was at the siege of the National Indian Affairs building in Washington, DC and then again at the 71-day takeover of Wounded Knee in the 1970s. It was here that she gave birth to her son while gunfire was going on around her.
Later, she married Leonard Crow Dog, the leader and medicine man. He had been brought up totally as an Indian and had never ever learned to read. She stood by him though his unlawful imprisonment, learned to make speeches at rallies, visited other tribes and totally absorbed her heritage. She bore him four children and is a spokesperson for her people. Hence this book, which I understand had been made into a TNT movie and is used as a textbook in schools.
By telling her own personal story, Mary Crow Dog gives the reader an insider's view of the racism around her, the hardships, the religious
rituals and the pride of her people. For anyone with an interest in this special area of American History, this book is extremely helpful.
Recommended
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Sioux woman's brave path to strength through trial, 20. August 1997
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Born on a Sioux reservation in the Dakotas to a wayward father and a mother who left the traditional life for Christianity, Mary Crow Dog overcomes the difficulties of a young Native American girl to become a leader in her people's movement. This autobiography follows her early days in a Christian school and culminates with her protesting and giving birth at the 1973 Wounded Knee standoff between the troubled Lakota Sioux and the US government. Written in a conversational style, the book is tragic and, at times, funny as Crow Dog demonstrates her incredible strength and sense of humour in the face of seemingly unstoppable adversity. A stunning read
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Lakota Woman, coming back to the future!, 22. Mai 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Lakota Woman is a book worth reading. No romantic, no ado, just the real world our native american brothers and sisters have to live in every day. Creates a room for understanding, wanting to join the AIM, even though I'm "white"! Telling about an american way of life the natives have to indure every day, and the "real" americans don't like to hear mentioned too loud. A breathtaking book, couldn't put it down.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A great read on the hard times for Native American Indians., 22. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Lakota Woman is a great autobiography which shows all of the hard times for American Indians during the 1970's in order to gain the freedom to which they have today.It is a unique piece of American Indian literature, a story of dying,crying, determination to beat the white man system and not the white man himself, and the cruelties they had to indure for their freedom and culture. Lakota Woman takes you right to the boarding schools that the young American Indians were thrown into by the government in hopes to change their ways of life. It will make you sick but yet happy that it is no longer, when reading about all the in depth cruel thing the indians suffered through. Such as the sterilization of pregenant mothers without their consent. The Indians were able to get leadership through the American Indians Movement(AIM), which joined all indian tribes together as one. "They called us the new indians. Hell, we are the old indians. The landlords of this continent, coming to collect the rent." This attitude lead them right into the battle of Wounded Knee which took the lives of many."Two thousand came to Wounded Knee in 1973. One stayed." It is definitely a must read autobiography.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A breathtaking autobiography.............., 17. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
A breathtaking autobiography by Mary Crow Dog. This autobiography dipicts the life of an Native American in South Dakota in the seventies you see this through the eyes of a young girl from childhood to adulthood. Mary tells it how it was and spares no detail which makes this book very powerful. You see the racism that the Native Americans had to go through and also their struggles against society to gain freedom. This book is a must read for anybody who's interested in Native American Culture and the struggle they had to go through to be considered equal to whites.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen A breathtaking autobiography.............., 17. Februar 1999
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A breathtaking autobiography by Mary Crow Dog. This autobiography dipicts the life of an Native American in South Dakota in the seventies you see this through the eyes of a young girl from childhood to adulthood. Mary tells it how it was and spares no detail which makes this book very powerful. You see the racism that the Native Americans had to go through and also their struggles against society to gain freedom. This book is a must read for anybody who's interested in Native American Culture and the struggle they had to go through to be considered equal to whites.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen An excellent read, 24. März 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Having to read this text for a university class, I initially did not expect to enjoy it as throughly as I actually did - I had the mindset that I would just read it once, just because I had to, and that would be that. Yet I enjoyed this book completely, with its realism and frank, yet emotional, portrayal of Indian life. I would recommend it to all; its simpistic style makes it accessible to younger readers. Whether you are interested in Indian culture or not, I guarantee you will be by the final page.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A hard story about modern day struggles in the United States, 14. Juli 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Mary Crow Dog highlights the cruel depths of intrigue and depravity that the U.S. government and ciitzens, including some natives can sink to. She writes in a heart rendingly personal tone about the hardships she has faced because of instituitionalized and individual racism and how she fought it and continues to do so while holding her head high, despite often devestating circumstances. A tragedy with some hope and lots of heart.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A young woman who joins the AIM movement in the 1970's, 26. November 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
I really enjoyed this autobiography because it describes Mary's early life, her inside view of what transpired at wounded knee and the birth of her son during the gunfire at wounded knee
I think that anyone who hasn't read Lakota Woman should because it is inspiring as well as very informative.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the best books I've ever read about Native Americans, 10. Juli 1998
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Lakota Woman (Taschenbuch)
Mary doesn't hold anything back in this book, she tells it like it is, even the bad the stuff. She is honest about her life and the life of those around her. After reading this book you feel like you can do anything you set your mind to, because Mary did.
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