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Bead 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 Details

ISBN: 9780803289765
ISBN-10: 0803289766
Format: Paperback
(205mm x 137mm x 8mm)
Pages: 146
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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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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