Bead on an Anthill
A Lakota Childhood
By (author) Delphine Red Shirt
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Bead on an Anthill by Delphine Red Shirt
Book DescriptionBead on an Anthill is the story of a Lakota girl's experiences growing up in Nebraska and on the Pine Ridge Reservation in the 1960s and 1970s. Raised in a home without books, Delphine Red Shirt relied on family and friends as her "books" and wove their stories into her own. Like her ancestors, she felt a powerful connection to the openness of the Plains. She participated in coming-of-age ceremonies and learned the special rules for stringing beads together and the messages conveyed by hairstyles. At the same time, Red Shirt became increasingly aware of the distance between her world and that of her ancestors. Ringing with insight and honesty, this memoir gives voice to an emerging generation of Lakota women who attempt to navigate the difficult paths of a bicultural world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803289765
(205mm x 137mm x 8mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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A memoir of life, experience, and education of a Lakota child in the late 1800s. The author describes the home life and education of Indian children. Like other boys, he played with toy bows and arrows in the tipi before learning to make and use them and became schooled in the ways of animals and in the properties of plants and herbs.
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Author Biography - Delphine Red Shirt
Delphine Red Shirt is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and represents her tribe as a nongovernmental representative at the United Nations.
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