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Richard Erdoes (1912–2008)

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Richard Erdoes traveled a long way from his birthplace in Vienna, Austria, to become a prominent writer on Native American issues and the Indian Civil Rights Movement. Born on July 7, 1912 into an artistic family, Erdoes moved to the United States where he lived and worked as a magazine illustrator visa mer and photographer. While visiting an American Indian reservation, Erdoes was shocked and outraged at conditions he found there. Although Erdoes had illustrated many books during his long career, the first illustrated work of his own dealing with Native Americans was The Pueblo Indians (1967). While doing a painting and portfolio for Life magazine on a Sioux Indian Reservation Erdoes met an old medicine man that asked him to write his biography. This resulted in Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions (1971). Erdoes lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he writes, paints, and is active in Native American issues. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnen: Richard Erodes, Richard Erdoes

Foto taget av: courtesy of Erich Erdoes

Verk av Richard Erdoes

American Indian Myths and Legends (1984) 2,346 exemplar
Lakota Woman (1990) 1,187 exemplar
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions (1972) 552 exemplar
American Indian Trickster Tales (1998) 254 exemplar
Saloons of the Old West (1979) 48 exemplar
De mémoire indienne (1972) — Författare — 18 exemplar
The Green Tree House (1965) 7 exemplar
policemen around the world (1967) 4 exemplar
The Pueblo Indians (1969) 4 exemplar
Native Americans: The Sioux (1982) 3 exemplar
Woman Who Dared (1978) 2 exemplar
Les quatre voeux 1 exemplar

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Butcher's crossing (1960) — Omslag, vissa utgåvor1,656 exemplar
Come Over to My House (1966) — Illustratör, vissa utgåvor514 exemplar
Ohitika Woman (1993) 195 exemplar
Growing Up Native American (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 168 exemplar


Allmänna fakta

Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Frankfurt am Main, Germany (Wikipedia)
Vienna, Austria (obituary and book jackets)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Vienna, Austria
Berlin, Germany
Paris, France
London, England, UK
New York, New York, USA
Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Berlin Academy of Art (studies interrupted fled the Nazi regime)
Kunstgewerbeschule (now University of Applied Arts, Vienna)
Priser och utmärkelser
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University (his archive)
Kort biografi
Richard Erdoes was born July 7, 1912, in Vienna, Austria. He studied art in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. While working as a free-lance illustrator, he came to America as a refugee fleeing from the Nazis. In New York he met his future wife, Jean Sternbergh. She was an art director at Time, Inc., and she had contacted him to illustrate a book for her. For thirty years he made his living as a magazine illustrator and photographer. He had many travel assignments that took him and his family to the American West. In 1970 he accidentally got into serious writing when a writer with whom he was on assignment became ill, and he had to write the story for him. He found writing so rewarding that it became his focus. His books have been translated and published in eight foreign countries.



2.5 stars

It was interesting to learn about the Sioux people - their culture and history, etc. However, this book is more political rhetoric than memoir. Crow Dog recounts events from growing up in the 1960s and 1970s on a reservation. The book was published in 1990, so the nearness of events likely has influenced her opinions about race, which are quite generalized and unfair.

She attended a Catholic school, and during those times, Catholic schools were very strict (and unbiblical!) in their approach to education.

"[The beatings at school] had such a bad effect upon me that I hated and mistrusted every white person on sight, because I met only one kind. It was not until much later that I met sincere white people I could relate to and be friends with. Racism breeds racism in reverse." p 34

I cringe when I read this type of thing being perpetuated by people who are supposed to love others in response to God's love for them, but we can't change the past. We can only apologize that it ever happened, and attempt to do better going forward.

However, while I understand the sentiment of hating the people who hate you, I feel it's an illogical, and immature, position to hold as an adult. More racism will never right the original racism - it only keeps the cycle going.

And for all her talk of meeting "sincere" white people and becoming friends with them, she still seems to hate whites. Her assumptions about white people are terribly incorrect in many ways, and she made blanket, derogatory statements about whites on nearly every other page. Whenever the tiniest thing went wrong in her life, she always found a way to blame whites for it.

She also had strong statements to make about "half-bloods," whom she doesn't view as being "real" Indians - despite the fact that she is actually half-white herself! She sees herself as being a special exception; she considers herself a "whole-blood" because she practices the traditional religion of the Sioux.

She kept saying how brave she was and how everyone kept telling her she was brave during the American Indian Movement (AIM) stand at Wounded Knee, when she was 8 months pregnant, eventually giving birth there. In reality, she was selfish and immature. I was appalled at her failure to protect her unborn child. She tells how one day the government declared a cease-fire so that the women and children could leave, unharmed, but she decides to stay, stating, "If I'm going to die, I'm going to die here... I have nothing to live for out there." p 132

She also states, "One morning.... the feds opened [gunfire] upon me... some of the shots barely missed... all the men were overprotective, worrying about me." p 133

I certainly wouldn't consider that overprotective!

The timeline was very frustrating - Crow Dog kept jumping back and forth between multiple timeframes, without giving references so readers knew where she was in the story. In addition to all of this, there are also several sexual details given and quite a bit of language.

I've read that some of her historical reporting is not accurate, though I don't know it that's true or not. I would be interested in reading other accounts from Native American Indians to see how their accounts of the same time differed or remained the same.
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RachelRachelRachel | 14 andra recensioner | Nov 21, 2023 |
Really great. I loved this book.
k6gst | Jul 17, 2023 |
This collection is composed of stories from a wide variety of tribes. They're organized based on common themes (including but not limited to creation, war, and trickery), but each is different & interesting in its own way. Some are more humorous, some are more serious, but I enjoyed them all.
brp6kk | 19 andra recensioner | Jan 9, 2022 |

Lame Deer Seeker of Visions

I highly recommend this book describing the life of John Lame Deer if you are interested in the history of Native Americans or their view of The United States.

These are the memoirs of Lame Deer that he worked on with Richard Erdoes. Lame Deer describes how Native Americans dealt with whites taking their land through lies and massacres. He also describes trying to keep his culture alive.

We, the reader, are taken to Native American ceremonies. We are shown what happens and why. Lame Deer also explains how they have changed through whites interference. To me, this book also gives the best description of how Native American people are connected to the land.

We also get the long life of Lame Deer. That guy lived quite a life. From criminal to Medicine Man, Lame Deer gives us frank description of all points in his life.

For me, the descriptions of the ceremonies and the myths behind them got a little tedious, but yet it is important to have a complete description of them.

This book is a good reminder that the history of Native Americans is not over. It continues as does their battles for their sacred lands. As a dominant culture we have a tendency to think, we have to move on. That is the past. This book describes how Native Americans are trying to do this, but their ancestors were massacred. They were not even allowed to keep their culture. It was takne from them at gun point.
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Thomas.Cannon | 2 andra recensioner | Dec 7, 2021 |



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