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Hanta Yo by Ruth Beebe Hill

Hanta Yo

by Ruth Beebe Hill

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This is a fictionalized, multi generational story of a Lakota Sioux family. It's a story that makes you laugh and cry and love. The author lived with a Sioux tribe for many years to learn their language, customs and history. She wrote the novel in their native language, and then translated it to English. It's a powerful and fascinating novel. ( )
  anniemktx | Dec 21, 2017 |
History of the Sioux Nation ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 9, 2017 |
Wonderful book. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
I think this was quite a good book and Hill made a definite effort to make as much of a trip inside the Dakotah language as she could. I came away with an impression that we moderns are definitely living the most comfortable lives anyone has yet had. It takes about a hundred pages until one feels at ease but I think the experience well worth it. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Mar 12, 2014 |
Ruth Beebe Hill spent a couple of decades researching and writing this history of the Lakota people from shortly before their first encounter with Europeans until the Europeans captured them and seized their property. ( )
  ElRemaro | Jul 26, 2012 |
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"If it is not of the spirit, it is not Indian." The grandfathers have said it so.
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You become a member of the Mahto band in their seasonal migrations or the turn of the eighteenth century.

You gallop with the warriors triumphantly journeying home with scalps, horses and captive women.

You join in ceremonies of grief and joy where women trill, men dance, and the kill-tales are told

You share the sexual initiations and the lonely quests of war with the "dreaming pair" Abbieza and Tonweya, the braves who battle to preserve their heritage and their identity.
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