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Pretty-Shield Medicine Woman of the Crows

Pretty-Shield Medicine Woman of the Crows
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  • ISBN-13: 9780803280250
  • ISBN: 0803280254
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

AUTHOR

Linderman, Frank B., Stoops, Herbert Morton, Snell, Alma

SUMMARY

Pretty-shield, the legendary medicine woman of the Crows, remembered what life was like on the Plains when the buffalo were still plentiful. A powerful healer who was forceful, astute, and compassionate, Pretty-shield experienced many changes as her formerly mobile people were forced to come to terms with reservation life in the late nineteenth century. Pretty-shield told her story to Frank Linderman through an interpreter and using sign language. The lives, responsibilities, and aspirations of Crow women are vividly brought to life in these pages as Pretty-shield recounts her life on the Plains of long ago. She speaks of the simple games and dolls of an Indian childhood and the work of the girls and womensetting up the lodges, dressing the skins, picking berries, digging roots, and cooking. Through her eyes we come to understand courtship, marriage, childbirth and the care of babies, medicine-dreams, the care of the sick, and other facets of Crow womanhood. Alma Snell and Becky Matthews provide a new preface to this edition.Linderman, Frank B. is the author of 'Pretty-Shield Medicine Woman of the Crows', published 2003 under ISBN 9780803280250 and ISBN 0803280254.

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