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Mary Brave Bird
, 1953-


Mary Brave Bird (aka Mary Crow Dog) was born in 1953, on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. She is known for her autobiographies Lakota Woman and Ohitika Woman. She is a political activist and joined the American Indian Movement (AIM) in 1971.

Awards and Honors

American Book Award in 1991


(Photo courtesy of Facts on File, American Historical Images on File: The Native American Experience

Online resources by or about Mary Brave Bird:

A Conversation With Mary Brave Bird
Author: Interviewed by Christopher Wise and R. Todd Wise
Type: authorbio
Description: An interview from American Indian Quarterly [ 24.3 (2000) 482-493.]


Books by Mary Brave Bird:

Brave Bird, Mary. Lakota woman
New York : G. Weidenfeld, 1990.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0802111017

Brave Bird, Mary. Ohitika woman
New York : Grove Press, 1993.
Genre: Autobiography
ISBN: 0802114369

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