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The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood
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The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood by Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve
Virginia's old coat is to small. The cold of South Dakota wind blows across the Rosebud Indian Reservation, making her shiver as she walks to school. Virginia dreams of a new coat arriving in the Theast boxes- parcels of clothing from churches in "The East." But, she knows she may not have a chance for a coat this year. Her father is the village Episcopal priest so her family chooses last, and as Mama always says, "The others need it more than we do."
Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve grew up on the Rosebud Indian Reservation and now lives in Rapid City, South Dakota. She has written about her American Indian heritage in books form adults and children, including Sioux Women: Traditionally Sacred.