WE RODE THE WIND: Recollections of Native American Life by Jane B.--Ed. Katz

WE RODE THE WIND: Recollections of Native American Life

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Selections from the books and memoirs of 19th-century Great Plains Indians: Dartmouth-educated Sioux Charles Eastman; Two Leggings, a Crow military leader of minor rank; Cheyenne and Kiowa-Apache tribal historians; Teton Sioux chief, teacher, and author Luther Standing Bear; distinguished Ojibway historian William Whipple Warren; Waheenee, a Hidatsa woman; and Black Elk--Oglala Sioux holy man. The genre of each selection--be it history, autobiography, or oral history--determines the way in which each of these eight very different personalities comes across. Several facets of Plains Indian life are explored, either through dramatic stories or by way of straight description; the book leaves a rich and varied impression. Katz's introduction has a rather grandiose tone, but her subsequent remarks are mostly informative in nature. With full-color and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and engravings, this is a solid anthology.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1995
Page count: 128pp
Publisher: Runestone/Lerner