Pretty-shield, Medicine Woman of the Crows Topics for Discussion

Frank Bird Linderman
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What events of Pretty-Shield's youth made her the happiest?

Describe the relationship between the Lacota and the Crow.

Is there any rhyme or reason to Linderman's scheme of questions? Give a theory that unifies his questions.

To what extent was Native American life different than you expected it to be after reading Pretty-Shield's perspective?

To what extent were Pretty-Shield's discussions of animal-people, apparitions, Persons, etc. mythical in her mind? To what extent did she think of herself as telling the actual truth?

Recount the details that Pretty-Shield recounts of the Battle of Little Bighorn and discuss Pretty-Shield's theory about the failings of General Custer.

How did the loss of the buffalo affect the Crow?

Pretty-Shield has to struggle not to be angry with 'the white man' in Chapter Nineteen. Why would she be angry with Americans? What did the American government and others do...

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