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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When the tree was cut down to prepare for the sun dance and the lower branches were cut off, what was used to cover the "wounds" on the tree?
2. What animal does Lame Deer mention in Chapter 7 that is much like an Indian because it's unchangeable?
3. Which direction did the sweat lodge face?
4. In the beginning of Chapter 6, Lame Deer mentions a pot with plenty of what inside?
5. What does the word heyoka mean?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did Lame Deer end up with a bum shoulder?
2. Most of the time, how does a person become a medicine man?
3. After the Indians smoke for the fourth and last time in the sweat house, what do they say and how do they exit?
4. Why was the trial that Lame Deer was involved in considered to be one big confusion?
5. Describe the first white man that Lame Deer ever met.
6. How does Lame Deer describe the white man's way of war?
7. What would happen in a Sioux tribe when a young girl would have her heart set on a young boy instead of a famous chief and would elope with him?
8. What does the lizard and turtle stand for in the Sioux culture and what were they believed to protect a baby from?
9. What are some of the meanings of the word yuwipi that Lame Deer mentions in the book?
10. In Chapter 14, the legend of the ghost dance is mentioned. A Ute holy man was taken to heaven and brought back five songs. What did this songs do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe one of your favorite Indian ceremonies, rituals, or legends that you read about in the book. Why was this your favorite and what things intrigued you about this particular ceremony, ritual, or legend?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the experiences that Lame Deer and Richard Erdoes had growing up. Explain how the two became good friends and why you think they had such a strong relationship.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 9, Medicine, Good and Bad, Lame Deer talks about the medicine man or wicasa wakan and how they love silence. Why do you think the wicasa wakan had the desire to be by themselves and loved silence? What kinds of experiences did the wicasa wakan have as a result of silence and meditation? How did this bring the wicasa wakan closer to nature and closer to fellow Sioux Indians?
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