An Indian in White America by Mark Monroe

By Mark Monroe

This autobiography of Mark Monroe, a Lokota Sioux Indian, describes his lifelong confrontations with racism, violence, own hardships together with alcoholism, unemployment and ailment in addition to his founding of the yankee Indian Council in 1973.

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Not everything in Alliance was bad-there were a lot of good things, and I think it was just what a man, woman, or child made of that life. My mother, father, two sisters, and two brothers survived-my two sisters, Lillian and Mary Ann, were both born in Alliance. Dad continued to work at the air base. As soon as I had dropped out of school for a few months, I got a job with a nursery trimming trees, digging them up and planting them. I learned a pretty good trade doing that and was able to continue for a while.

I don't think there were very many times in our married life that I ever heard her cuss. All during the time we were going together, I knew that I was falling madly in love with Emma. I think she was with me, too. When we were going steady, it was a real good clean type of relationship. I knew that Emma's mother and father liked me very much. My parents loved Emma like one of their own children. It was like we were planned for marriage. Emma was the only girl that I had ever known, and to this day, now that she's gone, I am still suffering from being so close to her.

Heck, let's surprise everybody and walk home," Butch said. It was totally dark, and the ranch was out in the middle of nowhere, about seven miles from our home. We made it, but we went into town + Childhood Memories + 15 first. There was a saloon there where we knew my dad always went to play poker after work. We peeked in the window, and there he was with some other people from around Wood. " We told him we walked. Right away the next day, my dad rode over to Mr. Weaver's house to tell him we got home safely.

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