Pretty-shield

Pretty-shield

Medicine Woman of the Crows

Book - 1974
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Baker & Taylor
An Indian woman's recollections of her youth reveal her people's way of life before the arrival of the white man

Univ of Nebraska

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.



Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1974, c1932.
ISBN: 9780803257917
0803257910
Branch Call Number: 970.3 CRO
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.

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