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Frank B. Linderman's account of Crow life, Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows, is full of rich details of Plains life. Lindeman records Pretty-shield's story when she is seventy-four years old; he uses sign language and an interpreter named Goes-together to help translate. Pretty-shield's story spans from her days as a young girl to her riveting tale of Custer's last stand in which her husband, Goes-ahead, was a scout for the U.S. calvary.
Pretty-shield was the fourth born out of eleven children. Her mother's name was Kills-in-the-night, and her father's name was Crazy-sister-in-law. Pretty-shield was named by her grandfather, Little-boy-strikes-with-a-lance, after his red and blue war shield.
Linderman, Frank Bird. Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows. Lincoln: U of Nebraska Press, 2003.
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