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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the author leaves Custer in Chapter Eight, what does the bumper sticker on her car say?
(a) Custer had it coming.
(b) Red Power.
(c) Custer died for your sins.
(d) Custer was Sioux'd.

2. Who or what does the author blame for the "Indian drinking problem"?
(a) Poverty.
(b) White men.
(c) Loss of spirituality.
(d) Racism.

3. Who says, "We are the Old Indians, the landlords of this continent, coming to collect the rent"?
(a) Dennis Banks.
(b) Dick Fool Bull.
(c) Mary Brave Bird.
(d) Leonard Crow Dog.

4. According to Mary, what family has no shortage of legends?
(a) The Crow Dogs.
(b) The Brave Bulls.
(c) The Fool Bulls.
(d) The Horn Bears.

5. In Chapter Seven, who finds the chief peyote?
(a) Mary.
(b) Henry.
(c) Barbara.
(d) Leonard.

6. What is the sacred medicine that was the Creator's gift to the Indian people?
(a) Agrimony.
(b) Sweet grass.
(c) Peyote.
(d) Sage.

7. In Chapter Two, the center of the old Sioux society is tiyospaye. What is tiyospaye?
(a) Ghost Dancing.
(b) Extended family group.
(c) Traditionalism.
(d) Progress.

8. In the old days, where do the heads of households keep ration cards?
(a) In a place of honor in the home.
(b) A beaded pouch around the neck.
(c) The heads of households had no ration cards.
(d) In their pocket.

9. According to Chapter Seven, what unites the different Indian nations?
(a) Peyote.
(b) Vision quests.
(c) AIM.
(d) Sun Dance.

10. In Chapter Two, who raises Mary and her siblings?
(a) Mother.
(b) Cousins.
(c) Grandparents.
(d) Aunt.

11. Where are many of the nuns from at the boarding school in Chapter Three?
(a) England.
(b) The Netherlands.
(c) Bavaria.
(d) New York.

12. In Chapter Two, what does Mary's family make tea from?
(a) They don't have tea.
(b) Chokeberries.
(c) Mint.
(d) Rosehips.

13. Which old warrior society once wore long sashes?
(a) The Kit Foxes.
(b) The Strong Hearts.
(c) The Badgers.
(d) The Dog Soliders.

14. According to the author, who makes up the AIM song?
(a) A 14-year-old Sioux boy.
(b) A middle-aged Ojibway woman.
(c) Russell Means.
(d) Leonard Crow Dog.

15. What is the name of the boarding school that the author attends?
(a) Chilocco.
(b) St. Francis.
(c) Rosebud.
(d) St. Xavier.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Ira Hayes?

2. What is pejuta sapa, mentioned in Chapter Five?

3. In Chapter Three, what is the author referring to when she says, "The first shock is always there"?

4. How many items are on the list on the poster given to Mary's grandfather by missionaries?

5. What event draws groups of Native Americans from all over the country to Washington, D.C.?

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