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This novel of the Dakota Sioux written by Sioux ethnologist Deloria takes protagonist Waterlily through the everyday and the extraordinary events of a Sioux woman's life.

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A member of a prominent Yankton Sioux family, Ella Cara Deloria was born in 1889 on the Yankton Reservation and lived as a child on the Standing Rock Reservation. Her studies at Columbia University with Franz Boas resulted in three books, Dakota Texts, Dakota Grammar (a collaboration with Boas), and Speaking of Indians, as well as many other writings.

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Reader in an urban forest, June 27, 2011 (view all comments by Reader in an urban forest)
This book made a lasting impression on me. I guarantee it is unlike any other you have read.

If I had written this review immediately after reading the book, I probably would have rated it slightly less. What I find now, years later, is that I remember the details and impact of the book far more than any other I have read in recent years.

The author wrote it not only to share the life-changing events in the heroine's story, but also the mundane. Her intent, as an academic and as a Lakotah, was to leave us with a better understanding of the life of her people before and in the early stages of the white man's influence.

While the book was not "difficult" reading, I did have to suppress my expectation and desire for the book to follow the patterns of typical fiction. But as a result, when the book ended I had a more complete "relationship" with Waterlily. She was fascinating. I still think of her frequently.
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Reader in an urban forest, June 27, 2011 (view all comments by Reader in an urban forest)
This book made a lasting impression on me. I guarantee it is unlike any other you have read.

If I had written this review immediately after reading the book, I probably would have rated it slightly less. What I find now, years later, is that I remember the details and impact of the book far more than any other I have read in recent years.

The author wrote it not only to share the life-changing events in the heroine's story, but also the mundane. Her intent, as an academic and as a Lakotah, was to leave us with a better understanding of the life of her people before and in the early stages of the white man's influence.

While the book was not "difficult" reading, I did have to suppress my expectation and desire for the book to follow the patterns of typical fiction. But as a result, when the book ended I had a more complete "relationship" with Waterlily. She was fascinating. I still think of her frequently.
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Reader in an urban forest, June 27, 2011 (view all comments by Reader in an urban forest)
This book made a lasting impression on me. I guarantee it is unlike any other you have read.

If I had written this review immediately after reading the book, I probably would have rated it slightly less. What I find now, years later, is that I remember the details and impact of the book far more than any other I have read in recent years.

The author wrote it not only to share the life-changing events in the heroine's story, but also the mundane. Her intent, as an academic and as a Lakotah, was to leave us with a better understanding of the life of her people before and in the early stages of the white man's influence.

While the book was not "difficult" reading, I did have to suppress my expectation and desire for the book to follow the patterns of typical fiction. But as a result, when the book ended I had a more complete "relationship" with Waterlily. She was fascinating. I still think of her frequently.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780803265790
With:
Demaillie, Raymond J.
Author:
Demaillie, Raymond J.
Author:
Demallie, Raymond J.
Author:
Deloria
Author:
Deloria, Ella Cara
Author:
Deloria, JR. VI
Author:
Demaillie, Raymond J.
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Dakota indians
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
65.
Publication Date:
19900801
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.25 in 0.65 lb

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