Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women by Lanniko L. LeeShaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women by Lanniko L. Lee

Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal Women

byLanniko L. Lee, Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, Karen Lone Hill

Paperback | July 27, 2006

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Four American Indian women, who attended Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools, off-reservation public schools, and Indian mission schools, unflinchingly recount the experiences that shaped their views on individual, family, and community survival. Their stories give graphic evidence of the mistreatment of native children in many of these schools during the middle and later years of the twentieth century. The stories of the lives of these women are highly instructive as enlightened documents of reconciliation and human possibilities.
Lanniko L. Lee, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, taught English and American literatures in high schools and tribal colleges on the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux reservations. She has also taught for Northern State University and South Dakota State University. Florestine Kiyukanpi Renville, an enroll...
Title:Shaping Survival: Essays by Four American Indian Tribal WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 8.44 × 7.18 × 0.71 inPublished:July 27, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810857243

ISBN - 13:9780810857247

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Shaping Survival is a valuable book...this collection of narratives presents models of courage, perseverance, and generosity, as these women share their personal stories and give us an insight into their commitment to dedicating their lives to educating and writing for Native audiences, seeking to share both the traditional knowledge they have recovered and the tribal values that they have learned are essential to the survival of the Sioux Nation.