Essay Topic 1
Explain some of the conflicts that Pretty-shield had to face as the subject of the book. What are some of the different individuals, forces of nature, or ideas that caused conflict in Pretty-shield's experiences?
Essay Topic 2
In Chapter 13, Pretty-shield mentions her medicine dream to Linderman. What did her dream involve, and what happened that led up to her receiving this medicine dream? What animal ended up being Pretty-shield's medicine and how does she describe them?
Essay Topic 3
Pretty-shield entrusted Linderman to make an account of her life and write about the Crow culture. Why do you think Pretty-shield trusted Linderman enough to do this? How did Pretty-shield communicate with Linderman, and do you think there were things in the stories that were lost because of the language barrier between them?
Essay Topic 4
How do you think the experiences that Pretty-shield had during her lifetime helped shape...
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