While grammar errors abound and the story often seems disjointed, Crow Dog's true-life account of the AIM movement of the 70s gives a rare glimpse into a world not many try--or are able to--venture into. The prose is filled with emotion and while things never quite end up how the reader thinks they are going to, Crow Dog does provide an intimate portrait into the lives and treatment of a group of Native Americans.
Very powerful autobiography of Mary Brave Bird, who grew up in a one-room cabin without running water or electricity on a South Dakota reservation. A moving 'view from the inside'. Excellent read. Over 250 pages.
Excellent read! An inspiring story of one woman who found the way to rise above what exists around her to create something somewhat better. This is not a sunshine & roses happy ending kind of story. But what she accomplishes with the means she has is much to be admired! Mirrors much of what I learned from a young friend among the Sioux people at the beginning of the '70s & saw unfold through those troubling years. A compelling read as well. Sheds clear light on some ugly, unwelcome truths along the way.
This is an interesting and moving book, capturing the life a women in the midst of the American Indian Movement in the 1970's. She describes life on the reservation as a younger woman and details the harrowing and sordid quality of life, revealing the poverty, struggle and rampant racism of her native South Dakota. Moved by the activism of A.I.M., she gives first hands accounts of the Trail of Broken Treaties and the seizure of Wounded Knee.