Turtle Lung Woman's Granddaughter

Delphine Red Shirt

Anno: 2003
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 242 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 152 mm
Peso: 318 gr.
  • EAN: 9780803289963
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Told in their own words, Turtle Lung Woman's Granddaughter is the unforgettable story of several generations of Lakota women who grew up on the open plains of northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota. Delphine Red Shirt has delicately woven the life stories of her mother, Lone Woman, and Red Shirt's great-grandmother, Turtle Lung Woman, into a continuous narrative that succeeds triumphantly as a moving, epic saga of Lakota women from traditional times in the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Especially revealing are Turtle Lung Woman's relationship with her husband, Paints His Face with Clay, her healing practice as a medicine woman, Lone Woman's hardships and celebrations growing up in the early twentieth century, and many wonderful details of their domestic lives before and during the early reservation years.