Lakota Woman - Study Guide Chapter Seven, Crying for a Dream; Chapter Eight, Cankpe Opi Wakpala Summary & Analysis

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The Indian rights movement is a spiritual movement. Until the time of Franklin D Roosevelt, Indians were forbidden to practice their religion. Christianizing Indians was a way to make them "white." AIM prompts many Indians to leave the missionaries and seek out the old medicine men. Mary seeks out her full-blood relatives because half-breeds are not Indians. Half-breeds take white money and sell Indian land. Mary identifies with her stubborn, full-blood relatives who sit on their land and refuse to give it up.

Leonard Crow Dog believes strongly in peyote. Crow Dog is a peyote priest as well as a traditional medicine man. All over, Indians are crying for a dream and searching for visions through different rituals. Mary worries that the whites will try...

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