This is the powerful autobiography of Mary Brave Bird, who grew up in the misery of a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the tribal pride movement in an effort to bring about much-needed changes.
A unique autobiography unparalleled in American Indian literature, and a deeply moving account of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world."Simply told--and at times simply horrifying." "--New York Times Book Review"
"A powerful autobiography...feisty and determined, warm and even funny." "--Chicago Tribune"
"A piercing look into the ancient yet modern mind of a Sioux woman."--Oliver Stone
263 pp — ©1991