Richard Erdoes Writing Styles in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions

Richard Erdoes
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Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions, is the story of the American Indian, specifically the Sioux, from a wholly Indian perspective. It is the compilation of all of Lame Deer's memories, his life, the prejudice against and desecration of the native American and his rich heritage, a complete depiction of traditional Indian spiritual beliefs and accompanying ceremonies, legends and rituals, and a condemnation of the white man's mutation and destruction of nature, as well as his ignorance of the dignity of traditional Indian culture. From this perspective, the reader is given a complete picture of the Indian as he was—free to hunt, roam, share, love, and revere his world to the transformation of his life, as the white man moved westward, bringing with him diseases, greed, money, crime, alcohol, and taking the land, by brute force when he desired, condemning the Indian to a life of squalor...

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