Being a woman in the 1960s was not easy, but being a Lakota woman was even harder. Mary Crow Dog experienced countless challenges because of her gender; these struggles were amplified by the Lakota Sioux culture, both internally and in the outside world. Two integral aspects of her identity appear right there in the title of her book, Lakota Woman. Many of Mary’s hardships were specific to the traditions of the culture that surrounded her. Her story includes her journey not simply to overcome these challenges, but to become comfortable with them and herself as a Sioux woman. Although many aspects of the Lakota culture limited Mary as a woman, it is the culture and religion itself that later helped her find her true identity.
Religions; Religions -- Philosophy; Religions -- History
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: an Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies
The University of Puget Sound
"A Marginalized Identity,"
Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/relics/vol2/iss1/4