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Mary Brave Bird

Born: Sep 26, 1954

Death: Feb 14, 2013

Birthplace: Rosebud Indian Reservation

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Mary Brave Bird

Date of Birth : Sep 26, 1954
Date of Death : Feb 14, 2013
Birth Place : Rosebud Indian Reservation

Mary Brave Bird, also known as Mary Brave Woman Olguin, Mary Crow Dog was a Sicangu Lakota writer and activist who was a member of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s and participated in some of their most publicized events, including the Wounded Knee Incident when she was 18 years old. Brave Bird lived with her youngest children on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Her 1990 memoir Lakota Woman won an American Book Award in 1991 and was adapted as a made-for-TV-movie in 1994. She died in 2013.


  • Writer
  • Author
  • Activist

Also known as

  • Mary Brave Woman Olguin
  • Ohitaki Win
  • Mary Brave Bird
  • Mary Ellen Moore-Richard
  • Mary Crow Dog


  • Rudi Olguin
  • Leonard Crow Dog


  • Rudi Olguin
  • Anwah Crow Dog
  • June Bug Crow Dog
  • Jennifer Crow Dog
  • Pedro
  • Summer Rose Olguin

Awards Won

  • American Book Awards
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