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Old 02-05-2007
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Chose books that stretch your imagination and also your vocabulary.
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killing pablo about 300 pages, biograpy of notorious drug lord from colombia...good book
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Hey i did not say with lots of pictures,LaChavela.
Unless you were just playing then that was funny. haha
Yeah i am trying to expand my vocab.

thanks for posting all those books

yea i'll check out the other threads.
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Hey i did not say with lots of pictures,LaChavela.
Unless you were just playing then that was funny. haha
Yeah i am trying to expand my vocab.

thanks for posting all those books

yea i'll check out the other threads.
I was playing , didnt mean to insult you, but it was funny!!!

I love reading, and I'm glad you do too!
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Lakota Woman
by Mary Crow Dog

Very good book about Mary who in 1973 gave birth to her first son during the the 71-day siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. She was married to Leonard Crow Dog, medicine man and spiritual leader of the American Indian Movement (AIM).
I really love this book - she is an example to women everywhere who strive to survive, no matter what befalls.
Lakota Woman is one of my all time favorite books. Have you seen the movie that was inspired by the book? Also, have you heard of the sequel called "Ohitika Woman" and have you read it yet? If not you it's a must read if you know what I mean

http://www.amazon.com/Ohitika-Woman-.../dp/0060975830

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Sequel to the bestseller Lakota Woman (Brave Bird was then known as Mary Crow Dog), this candid memoir by a forceful feminist Native American should please fans despite redundancies and meanderings. "Ohitika" means "brave" in Lakota, and Brave Bird, a 36-year-old grandmother, fulfills that appellation in recounting the peripatetic life she led after 1977, when her first book concluded. Writing with Erdoes ( The Pueblo Indians ), she devotes chapters to the peyote-using Native American Church, to the rituals of a Lakota sweat lodge and to the Sioux's fight for ancestral lands; but the book centers on her personal struggle against alcohol abuse. Though life with her former husband Leonard Crow Dog brought his "half-breed" wife to her roots and to political activism, the couple grew antagonistic, and she took refuge in drink. Even during her 1991 book tour she went on binges; a suicide by an alcoholic friend finally led her to abstinence. She got married in 1991 and returned with her husband to the "res"--the reservation--in South Dakota. Photos not seen by PW .
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Native American activist Brave Bird--whose autobiography Lakota Woman (1990; written under the author's former married name of Crow Dog) will soon be released as a film directed by Jane Fonda--returns with a disturbing sequel. Lakota Woman turned heads with its angry plea for Native American rights, its outspoken feminism--and its blatant antiwhite racism. Brave Bird has mellowed a bit, although she still makes caustic remarks about white women, especially New Agers whom she accuses of cashing in on traditional Indian religion. Sadly, her personal life seems as chaotic as ever, as she relates a horrifying story of chronic drunkenness, drug-taking, brawls, poverty, homeless shelters, and batterings by lovers. Readers willing to put up with the sordidness--which culminates in a drunk-driving crash and subsequent open-heart surgery for Brave Bird--will no doubt get the message: that Indians, Lakota in particular (Pine Ridge reservation is the poorest county in the nation), have been shoved to the bottom of the American barrel. Easier to digest are Brave Bird's accounts of Native American rituals, including sweat lodges, spirit communication, and sun dances (during one, Brave Bird is suspended from a tree by thongs skewered through her back). Once again, the author presents a fierce feminist brief, offering biographical tributes to a number of Native American women and celebrating her own ``womb power,'' which brought her five kids-- the last by her new husband, Rudi, a tattoo artist. Without the intrinsic excitement of the first installment, with its firsthand history of AIM and the siege at Wounded Knee; still, a forceful presentation of Native American life today. (Eight pages of b&w photographs--not seen) --
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Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest by Matthew Restall
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