Mary Crow Dog | Literature Criticism Pat Monaghan

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Pat Monaghan

SOURCE: A review of Ohitika Woman, in Booklist, Vol. 90, No. 1, September 1, 1993, p. 10.

In the following positive review of Ohitika Woman, Monaghan provides an overview of the book and briefly discusses its publishing history.

More than a decade ago and hard upon the success of Lame Deer: Seeker of Visions, the autobiography of a Lakota shaman that he coauthored, [Richard] Erdoes completed another manuscript. As he relates in his introduction to this volume [Ohitika Woman], that manuscript was rejected by his publisher. "This book is much too radical," the wise editor said. "Mysticism is in. Make her into a witch." Erdoes and Brave Bird (then Crow Dog) refused. That manuscript became the best-selling Lakota Woman (1990), which related Brave Bird's life as a rebellious, hard-drinking reservation girl who gave birth to her first child while a teenager on the embattled Wounded...

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