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This paper discusses and reviews Mary Crow Dog's novel, "Lakota Woman." The paper discusses how the author wrote a powerful and moving narrative which captures the imagination and drags the reader squarely into the life of a Native American woman. The paper discusses the author's life as described in the book and concludes that she was a powerful woman at the time.
From the Paper:"Through her involvement with AIM, Mary would participate in the occupation of the BIA building in Washington D.C. and the second Wounded Knee in 1973, where her son would be born in the 'traditional Indian way.' This event empowered Mary and her life really began to change. It was when her husband was imprisoned that she found herself as a true advocate and a voice for her cause. People, formidable people, came to her aide. In New York she made speeches and met with ambassadors and heads of state. No longer was she a victim or a lowly woman. Mary Crow Dog was (and is) a powerful woman."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Crow Dog, M., and Erdoes, R. Lakota Woman (formerly printed as Brave Bird, M. Ohitika Woman-Grove-Weidenfeld 1990) New York: Harper Perennial 1991
Cite this Book Review:
"Lakota Woman" (2010, March 25) Retrieved December 10, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/book-review/lakota-woman-119021/
""Lakota Woman"" 25 March 2010. Web. 10 December. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/book-review/lakota-woman-119021/>