Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say

By: Hearth, Amy Hill

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New York, New York, U.S.A.: Atria Books, 2008. First Printing. New/New. An oral history of the life of Marion 'Strong Medicine' Gould, presented by the author of "Having Our Say: the Delany Sisters' First 100 Years".

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From the bestselling author of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years comes the inspiring true story of Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould, a Native American matriarch, and the Indian way of life that must never be forgotten.

Amy Hill Hearth's first book, Having Our Say, told the true story of two century-old African-American sisters and went on to become an enduring bestseller and the subject of a three-time Tony Award-nominated play. In "Strong Medicine" Speaks, Hearth turns her talent for storytelling to a Native American matriarch presenting a powerful account of Indian life.

Born and raised in a nearly secret part of New Jersey that remains Native ancestral land, Marion "Strong Medicine" Gould is an eighty-five-year-old Elder in her Lenni-Lenape tribe and community. Taking turns with the author as the two women alternate voices throughout this moving book, Strong Medicine tells of her ancestry, tracing it back to the first Native peoples to encounter the Europeans in 1524, through the strife and bloodshed of America's early years, up to the twentieth century and her own lifetime, decades colored by oppression and terror yet still lifted up by the strength of an enduring collective spirit.

This genuine and delightful telling gives voice to a powerful female Elder whose dry wit and charming humor will provide wisdom and inspiration to readers from every background.

Title: Strong Medicine Speaks: A Native American Elder Has Her Say

Author Name: Hearth, Amy Hill

Categories: Biography & Memoir, Native American,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Atria Books: 2008

ISBN Number: 0743297792

ISBN Number 13: 9780743297790

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New Jacket

Seller ID: 005501