Mary Brave Bird

Mary Brave Bird

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mary Brave Bird, often known by her previous married name, Mary Crow Dog (born 1953 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota), is a Native American writer and activist. Mary Ellen Brave Bird was born in 1953 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota. She is a member of the Sicangu Oyate also known as the Burnt Thighs Nation or Brul Band of Lakota Indians. She was raised primarily by her grandparents, while her mother was in nursing school and working. Brave Bird was influenced by several traditional relatives, include her granduncle Dick Fool Bull, who introduced her to the Native American Church. During the 1960s, Brave Bird attended the St. Francis Indian School, in St. Francis, South Dakota, a Roman Catholic boarding school. In 1971 she was inspired by a talk by Leonard Crow Dog and joined the American Indian Movement (AIM). She participated in such historical events as the 1972 Trail of Broken Treaties and subsequent occupation of the BIA headquarters in Washington, DC. She was also part of the 1973 Occupation of Wounded Knee.
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134923001
  • 9786134923002