Madonna Swan: A Lakota Woman's Story

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Tells the story of the Lakota woman who overcame poverty, prejudice, and turberculosis to get married, go to college, and become a teacher on her Sioux reservation

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Mark St. Pierre has lived among the Lakota people since 1971, both as an educator and as an encourager of American Indian art. His involvement has given him a special sensitivity to the more subtle aspects of acculturation and continuity in Lakota identity. He is Adjunct Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Creative Writing in Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs.

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In this poignant life history told to author St. Pierre through interviews, Lakota matriarch Madonna Swan-Abdulla recounts her upbringing within an extended family on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in the early part of the 20th century. Her grandmother and mother told stories to her of "the Grandfathers" (ancestor spirits) designed to give her a moral education and courage, something she later drew upon through a nearly ten-year stay at two sanitoria after contracting tuberculosis. Swan survived, married, attended college, and taught in a Head Start program on the reservation, becoming an inspiration to her people--and to the reader. In comparison with Mary Crow Dog and Richard Erdoes's Lakota Woman ( LJ 2/15/90), this book describes a more traditional life. Excellent cultural and other explanatory notes support the narrative. Particularly recommended for American Indian and women's studies collections.
-Christina Carter, California State Univ. Lib., Fresno
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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