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Pretty-Shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows

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Title: Pretty-Shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows
Author: Linderman, Frank Bird
ISBN: 9780803257917
Publisher: Bison Books
Published: 1973
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Very Good
Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.

Indigenous Studies 1402832

Publisher Description:

""Originally published in 1932 as "Red Mother," this book was perhaps the first record of the women s side of Indian life, and it has become a classic work in its field.

Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using the sign language. A medicine woman of the Crows, she was one of the few who remembered what it was like before the white man came and the buffalo went away. She tells about the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the duties of the girls and women setting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, cooking. From her account we learn about courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, about medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and the dangers and joys of womanhood among men whose lives were spent in hunting and fighting."