Lakota Woman - Study Guide Chapter Eleven, Birth Giving; Chapter Twelve, Sioux and Elephants Never Forget Summary & Analysis

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The time is coming for Mary to give birth. She hopes that Leonard Crow Dog will be there for the birth, but on April 5 he leaves for Washington with several other men hoping to reach a settlement with the President. Mary does not want to go to a white hospital but instead wants to give birth in the traditional Indian way. A week before Mary goes into labor, she takes part in a peyote meeting. The medicine makes her feel confident and good. On Monday her water breaks and she experiences intense labor pains until Wednesday afternoon when she finally gives birth to a baby boy. The entire camp sings and cheers at the birth of the new warrior. Mary names her son Pedro. Outside...

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