Crow Dog, Mary (1953–)

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Crow Dog, Mary (1953–)

Lakota memoirist. Name variations: Mary Brave Bird. Born Mary Ellen Brave Bird, 1953, on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota; m. Leonard Crow Dog (medicine man), 1970s.

Was not only involved with the AIM takeover and siege at the Wounded Knee memorial in South Dakota, but gave birth in the midst of it; under name Mary Brave Bird, with Richard Erdoes, wrote memoir Ohitaka Woman (1990), which was reprinted as Lakota Woman (1991) then filmed for TNT by Jane Fonda, starring Irene Bedard.

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