Pub. Date: 2003
Delphine Red Shirt
Turtle Lung Woman's Granddaughter
by Delphine Red Shirt
Turtle Lung Woman's Granddaughter is the unforgettable story of several generations of Lakota women told in their words. Delphine Red Shirt -- like her mother, Lone Woman, and her mother's grandmother, Turtle Lung Woman -- grew up on the wide open plains of northern Nebraska and southern South Dakota. Lone Woman told her daughter the story of her life growing up on Pine Ridge in the early and mid-twentieth century. Remarkably, Lone Woman also recounted the life of her own grandmother, Turtle Lung Woman, who had grown up Lakota before her people had been forced to live on reservations in the late nineteenth century. These two women's lives overlapped by fifteen years, allowing the younger to learn many fascinating details and stories about the life and times of the elder.