Honor the Grandmothers: Dakota and Lakota Women Tell Their Stories

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Four elders uncompromisingly tell of their lives. This is an antidote to all the lies non-Indian children are taught about the “savage Sioux.”

 

 

“Before, when I pass by Wounded Knee, I always go by crying, and then leave crying because what happened here’s not easy. It’s over a hundred years ago but still it look like it happened yesterday. Lot of people say it’s the Battle of Wounded Knee. “Before, when I pass by Wounded Knee, I always go by crying, and then leave crying because what happened here’s not easy. It’s over a hundred years ago but still it look like it happened yesterday. Lot of people say it’s the Battle of Wounded Knee. It’s not a battle, it’s a massacre. . That’s what Grandpa told us. I heard it, I grow up with it and it’s not easy.” Here, four elders—Celene Not Help Him, Stella Pretty Sounding Flute, Cecilia Hernandez Montgomery, and Iola Columbus—clearly and uncompromisingly tell of their lives. This is an antidote to all the lies non-Indian children are taught about the “savage Sioux.”

 

 

Editor: Sarah Pennman

Illustrations: Black and white photos

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 2000

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota, Dakota