By Marjorie Weinberg
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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