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By Marjorie Weinberg

Her great-grandfather used to be a famed Lakota warrior, her father a buffalo hunter, and Rosebud Yellow gown hosted a CBS radio express in ny urban. From buffalo searching to the hub of twentieth-century city existence, this ebook chronicles the momentous alterations within the lifetime of a well-known Plains Indian relations over 3 generations. on the middle of the tale is Rosebud (1907–92), whose own memories, family members memoirs, letters, and tales shape the foundation of this book.

Rosebud’s father, Chauncey Yellow gown, used to be the son of a Lakota leader and had a standard youth until eventually he was once despatched to the Carlisle Indian institution, the place he turned an suggest for Indian schooling and citizenship. He used to be instrumental in making plans the 1927 rite that introduced his daughter into nationwide prominence—an induction of Calvin Coolidge into the Lakota tribe, capped via Rosebud putting a feathered battle bonnet at the president’s head. Marjorie Weinberg follows the younger lady from quick urban, South Dakota, to manhattan urban, the place she grew to become a famous lecturer and teller of Indian stories (and the place her broadcasting profession introduced her identify to the eye of Orson Welles, who may well certainly have used her identify for his well-known sled in Citizen Kane). Reflecting a lifelong curiosity and a friendship that supplied Weinberg entry to family members information and a wealthy reservoir of family members oral culture, The genuine Rosebud bargains an intimate photo of a century and a 1/2 a notable Lakota family.

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