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My People, the Sioux (1928)

by Luther Standing Bear

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“It is just a message to the White race… No one is able to understand the Indian race like an Indian.” (preface)

Luther Standing Bear autobiography of his life, his story growing up, living traditional Native American lifestyle. Then, with warrior mentality instilled by his father, conforming to new ways of white people by attending Carlise boarding school, learning English language, involvement with Native American relations with government. Humorous stories of observing, then acting as the whites did, with an inside look at how whites disregarded harmony with nature; provided a sense that no matter what happens in life, it will all be ok. Powerful story containing inside look at Sun Dance, Ghost Dance, Wounded Knee, warrior mentality, boarding school children dying, Chief Spotted Tail and Crow Dog.

“I was thinking of my father, and how he had many times said to me, “Son, be brave! Die on the battle-field if necessary away from home. It is better to die young than to get old and sick and then die.” (page 124)

“The next day he complained that he felt sick, and he was again allowed to remain away from school. The following day he died.” (page 159) ( )
  Michael.Bradham | May 19, 2014 |
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In loving memory of my father Chief Standing Bear the First, a warrior of distinction, a great leader and counsellor [sic] among his people, in later life an earnest Christian who walked the trails of peace and harmony, constantly striving for the betterment of his race.
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Preface: The preparation of this book has not been with any idea of self-glory.
The Sioux tribe, to which I belong, has always been a very powerful nation.
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Born in 1868 the son of an Oglala chief, Luther Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, and devoted his later years to the Indian rights movement of the 1920s. His autobiography, first published in 1928, gives a rare inside view by an Indian who successfully made the transition from tribal life to the white man's world.

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