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Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder The Autobiography of a Winnebago Indian

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ISBN-10: 0472061097

ISBN-13: 9780472061099

Edition: Revised 

Authors: Ruth Murray Underhill, Nancy Oestreich Lurie

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From pony to airplane, from medicine dance to Christian worship-- Mountain Wolf Woman, Sister of Crashing Thunder is the life story of a Winnebago woman, told in her own words to her adopted kinswoman, Nancy Lurie. This retelling of more than seventy-five years of Native American life is both a candid and compelling account of how one woman lived through a period of cultural crisis. Mountain Wolf Woman tells of her childhood in Wisconsin, her brief stay at a mission school, her marriage to "Bad Soldier," and her religious experiences with peyote. Her struggle to maintain her family against many hardships--odds that would have defeated a less vigorous and self-confident person--underscores…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 4/7/1961
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Ruth Underhill was born into an upper middle-class Quaker family in Ossining-On- Hudson, New York, in 1884. After a B.A. at Vassar, social work in the Eastern U.S. and service with the American Red Cross in Italy during World War I, she enrolled in the Ph.D. program in Anthropology at Columbia University. On June 28, 1984, the president of the American Anthropological Association honored Underhill for popularizing anthropology in responsible manner, for her early work in applied anthropology and the study of women's roles, and for her scholarship and teaching.