Speaking of Indians

Speaking of Indians Ella Deloria could speak intimately about Indian ways because she belonged to a Yankton Sioux family A distinguished scholar who studied with Franz Boas at Columbia University she had the gift of lan

  • Title: Speaking of Indians
  • Author: Ella Cara Deloria
  • ISBN: 9780803266148
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • Ella Deloria could speak intimately about Indian ways because she belonged to a Yankton Sioux family A distinguished scholar who studied with Franz Boas at Columbia University, she had the gift of language and the understanding necessary to bridge races Originally published in 1944, this book is an important source of information about Dakota culture and a classic in itsElla Deloria could speak intimately about Indian ways because she belonged to a Yankton Sioux family A distinguished scholar who studied with Franz Boas at Columbia University, she had the gift of language and the understanding necessary to bridge races Originally published in 1944, this book is an important source of information about Dakota culture and a classic in its elegant clarity of insight.Beginning with a general discussion of American Indian origins, language families, and culture areas, Deloria then focuses on her own people, the Dakotas, and the intricate kinship system that governed all aspects of their life She writes, Exacting and unrelenting obedience to kinship demands made the Dakotas a most kind, unselfish people, always acutely aware of those about them and innately courteous Deloria goes on to show the painful transition to reservations and how the holdover of the kinship system worked against Indians trying to follow white notions of progress and success Her ideas about what both races must do to participate fully in American life are as cogent now as when they were first written.

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    1 thought on “Speaking of Indians”

    1. An interesting introduction to the beliefs and lifestyle of the Native Americans, specifically the Dakotas, and how their beliefs and customs, particularly those related to kinship ties, affected their lives on the reservation and their interactions with the white man at that time. The information is mostly pre-World War II.

    2. Good, short introduction to the Lakota Sioux, from prehistoric times to the 1940s. Written for a White Protestant church audience in the US to fight racist stereotypes about Natives. Very pro-Sioux yet also pro-Christian. She was herself Sioux, a missionary's daughter, student of Franz Boas and aunt of Vine Deloria Jr.

    3. It definitely reads from a period where Indigenous voices were different regarding elements of colonization, in particular Christianity, but it captures an important moment in history, and Deloria has important truths throughout the book. It's important to read the words of Native American women.

    4. A little dry at first, but the more you read the more impassioned the argumentation becomes. Ella Cara Deloria had the difficult task of presenting this work to a mostly white audience and the strength of her arguments have made this work a must read in the field of anthropology.

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