These Were the Sioux

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"The Sioux Indians came into my life before I had any preconceived notions about them," writes Mari Sandoz about the visitors to her family homestead in the Sandhills of Nebraska when she was a child. These Were the Sioux, written in her last decade, takes the reader far inside a world of rituals surrounding puberty, courtship, and marriage, as well as the hunt and the battle.
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Lincoln, NB 1985 Soft Cover First Edition, 3rd Printing New in None as Issued jacket BRAND NEW Copy. Lore and mores of the Sioux by Nebraska novelist, writer and teacher Mari ... [Susette] Sandoz (1896-1966). Sandoz wrote extensively about pioneer life and the Plains Indians, and is best known for her highly acclaimed 1935 biography of her pioneering father, Old Jules, who was a friend of the Sioux. An authoritative and sensitive portrait of Indian life. Read more Show Less

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Overview

"The Sioux Indians came into my life before I had any preconceived notions about them," writes Mari Sandoz about the visitors to her family homestead in the Sandhills of Nebraska when she was a child. These Were the Sioux, written in her last decade, takes the reader far inside a world of rituals surrounding puberty, courtship, and marriage, as well as the hunt and the battle.
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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Sunday Tribune

"These Were the Sioux compels attention because it is authoritative; it compels admiration because it was written from the heart." —V.P. Hass, Chicago Sunday Tribune

— V.P. Hass

Christian Science Monitor

"The Sioux book gives the lore and logic of Indian life. It is rapid reading. Yet it unobtrusively overflows with Miss Sandoz's lifetime love and respect for these plains pioneers, and with her careful insights into their ways." —R. C. Nelson, Christian Science Monitor

— R. C. Nelson

Saturday Review of Literature

"It clearly demonstrates the understanding of Indians that can be offered by a gifted, sensitive writer who has had extensive first-hand knowledge of the Indian people about whom she writes." —J. C. Ewers, Saturday Review of Literature

— J. C. Ewers

Chicago Sunday Tribune - V.P. Hass
"These Were the Sioux compels attention because it is authoritative; it compels admiration because it was written from the heart." —V.P. Hass, Chicago Sunday Tribune
Christian Science Monitor - R. C. Nelson
"The Sioux book gives the lore and logic of Indian life. It is rapid reading. Yet it unobtrusively overflows with Miss Sandoz's lifetime love and respect for these plains pioneers, and with her careful insights into their ways." —R. C. Nelson, Christian Science Monitor
Saturday Review of Literature - J. C. Ewers
"It clearly demonstrates the understanding of Indians that can be offered by a gifted, sensitive writer who has had extensive first-hand knowledge of the Indian people about whom she writes." —J. C. Ewers, Saturday Review of Literature
Christian Science Monitor

"The Sioux book gives the lore and logic of Indian life. It is rapid reading. Yet it unobtrusively overflows with Miss Sandoz''s lifetime love and respect for these plains pioneers, and with her careful insights into their ways." —R. C. Nelson, Christian Science Monitor

— R. C. Nelson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803291515
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1985
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 0.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.25 (d)

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