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Oglala Women: Myth, Ritual, and Reality (Women in Culture and Society)

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Based on interviews and life histories collected over more than twenty-five years of study on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, Marla N. Powers conveys what it means to be an Oglala woman. Despite the myth of the Euramerican that sees Oglala women as inferior to men, and the Lakota myth that seems them as superior, in reality, Powers argues, the roles of male and ...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published November 15th 1988 by University Of Chicago Press
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Spent several years at Pine Ridge reservation and the stories I have heard were truly unbelievable and I listened wide eyed and soaked it all in. This is a portrait of women that no longer exist and the were brave in their convictions and traditions. What wonderful people the Lakota are and will forever be in my heart.
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