Lakota Woman Characters

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Mary Crow Dog is a Sioux from the Rosebud reservation. She stands barely over five feet tall, has dark hair and eyes but light skin. Mary is a half-blood. Her mother is Sioux but her father was white. Mary attributes her temper to the white blood in her. Mary is caught between the world of whites and the full-blood Indian ways, and she does not fit in with either group. Mary grows up on the reservation not knowing racism until she is older. Her mother left the children in order to work in Pierre over a hundred miles away. Mary and her five brothers and sisters are raised by their grandparents. Mary's grandmother tries to raise the children as whites but often overlaps traditional Sioux ways. Mary prefers the old Indian ways and seeks out those members of her family who still live according to...

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