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Based on interviews and existence histories accumulated over greater than twenty-five years of analysis at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, Marla N. Powers conveys what it capacity to be an Oglala lady. regardless of the parable of the Euramerican that sees Oglala girls as not as good as males, and the Lakota delusion that turns out them as improved, in truth, Powers argues, the jobs of female and male turn out to be complementary. actually, she claims, Oglala ladies were larger capable of adapt to the dominant white tradition and supply a lot of the steadiness and continuity of recent tribal existence. This wealthy ethnographic portrait considers the whole context of Oglala life—religion, economics, drugs, politics, previous age—and is greater through various sleek and historic photographs.

"It is a cheerful occasion whilst an excellent scholarly paintings is rendered obtainable to the final reader, in particular so whilst not one of the complexity of the subject material is sacrificed. Oglala Women is a protracted late revisionary ethnography of local American culture."—Penny Skillman, San Francisco Chronicle Review

"Marla N. Powers's wonderful research brought me to Oglala girls 'portrayed from the views of Indians,' to girls who didn't pity themselves and wish no pity from others. . . . A courageous, thorough, and stimulating book."—Melody Graulich, Women's evaluate of Books

"Powers's new ebook is an elaborate weaving . . . and her synthesis brings all of those items right into a well-integrated and insightful complete, one that sheds new gentle at the significance of ladies and the way they've got tailored to the situations of the final century."—Elizabeth S. Grobsmith, Nebraska History

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