Land of the Spotted Eagle
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Land of the Spotted Eagle by Luther Standing Bear
Book DescriptionWhen Standing Bear returned to the Pine Ridge Sioux Reservation after sixteen years' absence, his dismay at the condition of his people may well have served as a catalyst for the writing of this book, first published in 1933. In addition to describing the customs, manners, and traditions of the Teton Sioux, Standing Bear also offered general comments about the importance of Native cultures and values and the status of Indian peoples in American society. With the assistance of Melvin R. Gilmore, curator of ethnology at the University of Michigan, and Warcaziwin, Standing Bear's niece and secretary, Standing Bear sought to tell the white man "just how" they "lived as Lakotans." Land of the Spotted Eagle is generously interspersed with personal reminiscences and anecdotes, including chapters on child rearing, social and political organization, family, religion, and manhood. Standing Bear's views on Indian affairs and his suggestions for the improvement of white-Indian relations are presented in the two closing chapters.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803293335
(203mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Luther Standing Bear
My People the Sioux, Paperback (November 2006)
A description of life of the Lakota Indians in the late nineteenth century from the perspective of an Indian.
My Indian Boyhood, Paperback (November 2006)
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.
Stories of the Sioux, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Luther Standing Bear
A series of short stories, related by the author, handed down from generation to generation of the Lakota tribe. This work honours the buffalo, the dog, the horse, the eagle, and the wolf as workaday helpers and agents of divine intervention; the wisdom of the medicine man; and the heroism and resourcefulness of individual men and women.
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Author Biography - Luther Standing Bear
Luther Standing Bear is the author of Stories of the Sioux, My Indian Boyhood, and My People the Sioux (all available in Bison Books editions). Joseph Marshall (Lakota Sioux) is a historian, educator, speaker, and recipient of the Wyoming Humanities Award. He is the author of several books, including The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History and The Lakota Way: Stories and Lessons for Living.
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