Mary Crow Dog | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Mary Crow Dog.
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SOURCE: A review of Ohitika Woman, in Kirkus Reviews, Vol. LXI, No. 13, July 1, 1993, p. 827.

In the following review, the critic offers a mixed assessment of Ohitika Woman, stating that while it lacks the "excitement" of Lakota Woman, it is "a forceful presentation of Native American life today."

Native American activist Brave Bird—whose autobiography Lakota Woman (1990; written under the author's former married name of Crow Dog) will soon be released as a film directed by Jane Fonda—returns with a disturbing sequel.

An Excerpt from Ohitika Woman

All across the country, among all the tribes, Native Americans are angry because the whites are selling our medicine. What Native Americans are saying is that our religion and ceremonies have become fads, and a fashionable pastime among many whites seeking for something that they hope will give meaning to their empty lives. And so our medicine is sold, and hawked...

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