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Lakota Woman tells the life story of Mary "Brave Woman" Crow Dog. However, her story encompasses the struggle of the Sioux as they waver between embracing the white man's ways and maintaining their ancestral traditions. Mary is a half-blood, having a white father and an Indian mother, who does not feel at home with full-bloods and is not welcomed by whites. Her mother wants to be accepted by whites and live according to their rules. Mary feels ill-at-ease watching her mother try to conform to a society that does not want her. Instead Mary reaches out to her elder family members and the old traditions. As Mary searches for a place for herself in the Sioux nation, she encounters hatred, abuse, love, and finally acceptance.
After spending a summer traveling with a caravan of other Indian youth, Mary finds herself a member of the American Indian Movement. While involved... View more of the Lakota Woman Summary
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