My People the Sioux

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Published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear’s autobiographical account of his tribe has been hailed by many.

 



My People the Sioux is a landmark in Indian literature: among the first books about Indians written from the Indian point of view by an Indian. When it was first published in 1928, Luther Standing Bear’s autobiographical account of his tribe and tribesmen was hailed by Van Wyck Brooks as “one of the most engaging and veracious we have ever had.”

Born in the 1860s, the son of a Lakota chief, Luther Standing Bear was in the first class at Carlisle Indian School, witnessed the Ghost Dance uprising from the Pine Ridge Reservation, toured Europe with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, and devoted his later years to the Indian rights movement of the 1920s and 1930s. Luther Standing Bear is the author of Stories of the Sioux, My Indian Boyhood, and Land of the Spotted Eagle.

This 2006 edition features an introduction by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve, winner of the National Humanities Medal. She is Lakota Sioux and has written twenty books, including Completing the Circle and The Trickster and the Troll.

 

 

Author: Luther Standing Bear (Oglala)

Binding Availability: Paperback 

Published: 2006

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Lakota