Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity on a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies and eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the movement's chief medicine man, who revived the sacred but outlawed Ghost Dance.
"Simply told--and at times simply horrifying.""--New York Times Book Review""A powerful autobiography...feisty and determined, warm and even funny.""--Chicago Tribune""A piercing look into the ancient yet modern mind of a Sioux woman."--Oliver StoneA