THESE WERE THE SLOUX by Mart Sandoz

THESE WERE THE SLOUX

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KIRKUS REVIEW

From childhood memories, observation and adult study and understanding, comes this review of Sloaux culture and life, by one whose sympathy and affection gives it a warm feeling. From the kindness of Rad Arm when she was a little girl, and his family came from the reservation to stay on the old camping ground, she goes into the birth of his grandson and the of a boy, by his second parents, teachers, rituals and ceremonies, through his fasting, fraternal groups, hunting buffalo, courting and marriage. The section on the mother-in-law is the bridge to the life of a Sloux girl, what she learned and did and how she contributed to family and tribal life. Here, in these well established of conduct and the personal discipline, is a picture of an , deeply respected way of life that is no more. A tribute that is a worthwhile appraisal. Illustrations adapted from the original line drawings of Amos Bad Heart. Bull and Kills Two.

Publisher: Hastings House