Oglala Women: Myth, Ritual, and Reality

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Based on interviews and life histories collected over more than twenty-five years of study on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, Marla N. Powers conveys what it means to be an Oglala woman. Despite the myth of the Euramerican that sees Oglala women as inferior to men, and the Lakota myth that seems them as superior, in reality, Powers argues, the roles of male and female emerge as complementary. In fact, she claims, Oglala women have been better able to adapt to the dominant white culture and provide much of the ...

Oglala Women: Myth, Ritual, and Reality 1988, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226677491

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