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Erdoes, Richard 1912-2008

Works: 137 works in 522 publications in 12 languages and 26,425 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Folklore  History  Legends  Juvenile works  Fiction  Stories in rhyme  Pictorial works  Poetry  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Photographer, Contributor, Creator, Other, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: E98.F6, B
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Most widely held works about Richard Erdoes
Most widely held works by Richard Erdoes
American Indian myths and legends by Richard Erdoes( Book )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian (Native American) myths and legends of creation, sun, moon, stars, heroes, monsters, warriors, love, lust, Coyote the trickster, animals, ghosts, and the end of the world
Lakota woman by Mary Brave Bird( Book )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique autobiography unparalleled in American Indian literature, and a deeply moving account of a woman's triumphant struggle to survive in a hostile world. This is the powerful autobiography of Mary Brave Bird, who grew up in the misery of a South Dakota reservation. Rebelling against the violence and hopelessness of reservation life, she joined the tribal pride movement in an effort to bring about much-needed changes
Lame Deer, seeker of visions by Lame Deer( Book )

86 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man's world -- rodeo clown, painter, prisioner. But, above all, he was a holy man of the Lakota tribe. The story he tells is one of harsh youth and reckless manhood, shotgun marriage and divorce, history and folklore as rich today as ever -- and of his fierce struggle to keep pride alive, though living as a stranger in his own ancestral land
Ohitika woman by Mary Brave Bird( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic, brutally honest, and ultimately triumphant sequel to the bestselling American Book Award winner Lakota Woman, this book continues Mary Brave Bird's courageous story of life as a Native American in a white-dominated society
Saloons of the Old West by Richard Erdoes( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and Japanese and held by 1,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of western saloons, with songs, sayings, anecdotes, legends, contemporary accounts, line engravings, and photographs
Crow Dog : four generations of Sioux medicine men by Leonard Crow Dog( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first Crow Dog was born in the 1830s. A contemporary and comrade of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, he was a leading participant in the messianic Ghost Dance of 1889 that precipitated the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. In 1973, his great-grandson, Leonard Crow Dog, was AIM's spiritual leader at the second Wounded Knee. The memories that link the two are intact, and form the spine of a narrative that sweeps across two centuries in the history of the West
Ojibwa warrior : Dennis Banks and the rise of the American Indian Movement by Dennis Banks( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Dennis Banks, an American Indian of the Ojibwa Tribe, is probably the most influential Indian leader of our time. In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the very first time and reveals an inside look at the birth of the American Indian Movement. Born in 1937 and raised by his grandparents on the Leach Lake reservation in Minnesota, Dennis Banks grew up learning traditional Ojibwa lifeways. As a young child he was torn from his home and forced to attend a government boarding school designed to assimilate Indian children into white culture. After years of being "white man-ized" in these repressive schools, Banks enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, shipping out to Japan when he was only seventeen years old. After returning to the states, Banks lived in poverty in the Indian slums of Minnesota until he was arrested for stealing groceries to feed his growing family. Although his white accomplice was freed on probation, Banks was sent to prison. There he became determined to educate himself. Hearing about the African American struggle for civil rights, he recognized that American Indians must take up a similar fight. Upon his release, Banks became a founder of AIM, the American Indian Movement, which soon inspired Indians from many tribes to join the fight for American Indian rights. Through AIM, Banks sought to confront racism with activism rooted deeply in Native religion and culture. Ojibwa Warrior relates Dennis Banks₂s inspiring life story and the story of the rise of AIM--from the 1972 "Trail of Broken Treaties" march to Washington, D.C., which ended in the occupation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs building, to the 1973 standoff at Wounded Knee, when Lakota Indians and AIM activists from all over the country occupied the site of the infamous 1890 massacre of three hundred Sioux men, women, and children to protest the bloodshed and corruption at the Pine Ridge Lakota reservation. Banks tells the inside story of the seventy-one day siege, his unlikely nighttime escape and interstate flight, and his eventual shootout with authorities at an FBI roadblock in Oregon. Pursued and hunted, he managed to reach California. There, authorities refused to extradite him to South Dakota, where the attorney general had declared that the best thing to do with Dennis Banks was to "put a bullet through his head." Years later, after a change in state government, Banks gave himself up to South Dakota authorities. Sentenced to two years in prison, he was paroled after serving one year to teach students Indian history at the Lone Man school at Pine Ridge. Since then, Dennis Banks has organized "Sacred Runs" for young people, teaching American Indian ways, religion, and philosophy worldwide. Now operating a successful business on the reservation, he continues the fight for Indian rights. This account is enhanced by dramatic photographs, most taken by Richard Erdoes, of key people and events from the narrative
American Indian trickster tales by Richard Erdoes( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred illustrated stories on Indian tricksters. The characters include Coyote, a master thief and insatiable lover; Iktomi, a shapeshifting Lakota spiderman; and Veeho, the Cheyenne daredevil
The Sun Dance people; the Plains Indians, their past and present by Richard Erdoes( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts the traditional life of the Plains Indians with "modern" life on the Government reservations
The tortured Americans by Robert Burnette( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come over to my house by Theo LeSieg( Book )

17 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the many types of houses children live in around the world
Tales from the American frontier by Richard Erdoes( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of legends, fairy tales, and sagas of the American West
The Sound of flutes and other Indian legends by Richard Erdoes( Book )

5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legends from various North American Plains Indian tribes. Included are "The Legend of the Flute," "The Ghostly Lover," and "The Snake Brothers."
Crying for a dream : the world through native American eyes by Richard Erdoes( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs and text explore the world through native American eyes
Gift of power : the life and teachings of a Lakota medicine man by Archie Fire Lame Deer( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With surprising candor, Archie Fire Lame Deer describes the magic and power of the Native American spirit life. Archie's narrative recaptures his boyhood years under the tutelage of his medicine-man grandfather on a South Dakota farm. We follow him from Catholic school runaway to Army misfit, from bartender to boozer, from Hollywood stuntman to chief rattlesnake catcher of the state of South Dakota. And we exult with him when he comes home to the world of spirit
The native Americans, Navajos by Richard Erdoes( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, land, and traditional and modern ways of life of the largest Indian tribe in the United States
The rain dance people : the Pueblo Indians, their past and present by Richard Erdoes( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Pueblo Indians and discusses their present government, customs, art, way of life, and relationship to the white man and his government
A.D. 1000 : living on the brink of apocalypse by Richard Erdoes( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the career of brilliant visionary Pope Sylvester II, Richard Erdoes has composed a vivid tapestry of a century frighteningly similar to our present one. --publisher description
Native Americans, the Sioux by Richard Erdoes( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history, land, and traditional and modern ways of life of the Sioux Indians
The big book of jokes by Helen Hoke( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of jokes and riddles grouped under such topics as "Animal antics," "Instant Insanity," "Terrible Truths," and "Zestful Zoology."
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.15 for American I ... to 0.88 for Der Donner ...)

American Indian myths and legends
Alternative Names
Erckes, Richard

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Erdös, Richard 1912-2008

Richard Erdoes Amerikaans auteur

Richard Erdoes Author, illustrator and journalist

Richard Erdoes ungarisch-österreichisch-amerikanischer Publizist und Bürgerrechtler

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Lakota womanLame Deer, seeker of visionsOhitika womanSaloons of the Old WestCrow Dog : four generations of Sioux medicine menOjibwa warrior : Dennis Banks and the rise of the American Indian MovementAmerican Indian trickster talesCome over to my house