My People the Sioux

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U of Nebraska Press, Nov 1, 2006 - History - 288 pages
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When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear's autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as ?one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.? It remains a landmark in Indian literature, among the first books about Indians written from the Indian point of view by an Indian.

Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, and devoted his later years to the Indian rights movement of the 1920s and 1930s.

 

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A good book to read for anybody interested in Native American studies. It was also entertaining and would recommend reason it prior to going to the Badlands of South Dakota. Read full review

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this book was assigned for school, even with it being assigned I enjoyed it! very informative, and even interesting for a historical read! I recommend! ! Read full review

Contents

PLENTY KILL
3
THE TIPI
13
GAMES
28
A BUFFALOHUNT AND A BATTLE
49
MY FIRST BUFFALO
58
MY FATHERS TRIP TO WASHINGTON
67
A WARPARTY WILD HORSES
71
CUSTERS LAST FIGHT AND THE DEATH OF CRAZY HORSE
82
THE LAST OF THE HEAD CHIEFS
151
A TRIP TO WASHING TON
161
THE CARLISLE BAND IN NEW YORK
171
AT WORK FOR WANAMAKER
177
TEACHING AND MARRIAGE
191
TROUBLE AT THE AGENCY
205
THE GHOSTDANCE TROUBLES
217
SCHOOL STORE AND POST OFFICE 251
231

A BOY SCOUT
89
THE FIRST WAGONS
98
AN INDIAN TRIANGLE
109
THE SUN DANCE
113
GOING EAST
123
FIRST DAYS AT CARLISLE
133
RANCHER CLERK AND ASSISTANT MINISTER
240
WITH BUFFALO BILL IN ENGLAND
248
AM MADE CHIEF
268
AMERICAN CITIZENSHIP
278
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Page xvii - We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth, as "wild." Only to the white man was nature a "wilderness" and only to him was the land "infested" with "wild" animals and "savage
Page xvii - Only to the white man was nature a "wilderness" and only to him was the land "infested" with "wild" animals and "savage" people. To us it was tame. Earth was bountiful and we were surrounded with the blessings of the Great Mystery. Not until the hairy man from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us and the families we loved was it "wild" for us. When the very animals of the forest began fleeing from his approach, then it was that for us the "Wild West
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Luther Standing Bear is the author of "Stories of the Sioux," "My Indian Boyhood," and "Land of the Spotted Eagle" (all available in Bison Books editions).

Winner of the National Humanities Medal, Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve (Lakota Sioux) is the author of twenty books, including "Completing the Circle" and "The Trickster and the Troll," both available in Bison Books editions.

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