Lakota Woman - Study Guide Chapter Five, Aimlessness; Chapter Six, We AIM Not to Please Summary & Analysis

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Mary has always been a loner. Mary's mother is concerned with what others think of her (the mother) and works hard to live by white standards. Because she has no relationship with her mother, Mary decides to leave home. Mary travels with ten others for the summer doing drugs and stealing what they need. The group justifies their "liberation" of goods as a way to gain justice for the wrongs done to them in the past. The roving caravans also espouse free love. The Indian men say they honor women because they are the backbone of the tribe but really all they want is someone to do the work and have sex with. Mary is raped at the age of 14 or 15 by a white man. Most Indian...

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