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 Brave Woman's Saga of Survival Continues," in The Christian Science Monitor, Vol. 85, No. 196, September 3, 1993, p. 11.

In the following favorable review, Bataille examines the themes in Ohitika Woman, focusing on the role of women in contemporary Native American society and the cultural clash between Native and White American societies.

Mary Brave Bird is Ohitika Win, or Brave Woman, the name she earned as a result of her commitment to her people and her community. The badge was not won easily, as this account of a hard life shows.

Brave Bird's story up to 1977 was recounted in Lakota Woman (1990), and Ohitika Woman continues her history. She tells of her experiences through the artist and writer Richard Erdoes, who along with his wife, Jean, befriended Brave Bird and supported efforts of the American Indian Movement and tribes to gain redress for the grievances of 500 years.

That two books telling...

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