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Keeper of the Female Medicine Bundle: Biography of Wihopa

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Paperback, 248 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Wiconi Waste
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Jul 31, 2013 Dona rated it liked it
My brother gave this to me a couple of years ago after he returned from vacation. He'd visited the Crazy Horse Monument and purchased this at a gift shop nearby. All in all, the book was pretty interesting. The first half of the book is an intriguing interview with Wihopa (aka Pretty Woman or Agnes Ross), an 88 year old member of the Spirit Water Dweller tribe, one of the seven tribes of the Sioux. Wihopa achieved many firsts as a Native American woman. She was one of the first American Indian ...more
Jun 23, 2011 Louann rated it it was ok
I really, REALLY enjoyed the interview with Wihopa and sharing in her memories. I did not like the astrological look at her life. To me, it would have been a lot more meaningful to interview more people that knew her and capture their memories. Also to have more information on her tribe, old beliefs, those that she held dear and those that are still around today. Maybe I need to read more of Dr. Ross' books to get the information I felt was lacking in this one.......
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Mar 19, 2012 Dale Stonehouse rated it liked it
A bit disappointing in comparison to the author's other works, but still an important story of life before media bombardment. Those interested in the history of conflict between Indians and whites may like this.
Apr 10, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it
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Interesting perspective of a Lakota Sioux Indian women who lived a full life and saw many interesting things during her lifetime. Very relaxed interview style in this book.
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