A book by Patrick Deval
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if the terrible saga of the American Indians is striking to our imaginations, Native Americans, it is because they have remained the major losers in history. Yet they played a key role within their tribes, sometimes initiating spiritual practices, engendering shamans, warriors or negotiators. Whether its with the conquest of Mexico by Cortes with Malinche, the colonization of Virginia with Pocahontas or the journeys of Lewis and Clark guided by Sacagawea, Indian women were related to major events in the history of America, not to mention the large miscegenation lived in this continent long overshadowed by ethnocide. Ethnological surveys have revealed the advanced status of women and their place in the sacred circle. And we see that in the modern extension of their traditional role of Indian women today as novelists, artists, educators of their people, lawyers of civic and ecological rights at the forefront of Native American cultural resistance. Their legacy can provide answers to the questions of our time. This is where we discover the Squaw Power ...