Crow Dog: Four Generations of Sioux Medicine Men

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A Native American family saga told through the voices of four generations of medicine men. This epic account records an unbroken chain of events that links the four men together, revealing the spiritual lives of a family, and celebrating Sioux history and culture. Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 243 p. Audience: General/trade; General/trade. Tops of boards are a little sunned. Back free end paper has a crease. Otherwise Fine.

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From the co-author of Lakota Woman, which has sold more than 150,000 paperback copies to date, comes a compelling account detailing the unique experiences and spiritual knowledge accumulated by four generations of powerful medicine men.

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Leonard Crow Dog speaks with a powerfully stark voice that echoes in the mind long after reading his words. As a medicine man of the Lakota, he is a living memory of his ancestors and a strong voice for preserving Lakota history and tradition. With Richard Erdoes, author of numerous Native American books, Leonard Crow Dog delves briefly into the generations of his family who have carried the name Crow Dog since the American government told them it would be their family name. Primarily, Erdoes has written Leonard's words as they were spoken for Leonard can neither read nor write, but the simple words are compelling. Leonard speaks of his tribe's history and traditions as they affect his life personally, and he conveys a sense of unseen presences, as though his ancestors speak in his ear refreshing his memories of events and rituals. He tells of his involvement as the spiritual leader of the American Indian Movement and the occupation of Wounded Knee in the early 1970s. This book complements Joe Starita's Dull Knife of Pine Ridge (1992). Each book offers a unique perspective of the events on Lakota reservations. While Leonard does not focus as strongly on Lakota history as Starita did, his book is still an admirable addition to any collection. Melanie Duncan

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