Luther standing bear was born in december 1868 on the spotted tail agency rosebud south dakota the first son of george standing bear and pretty face luthers father george standing bear was a brul lakota chief who raised him as a traditional hunter and warrior. My people the sioux by luther standing bear this modest autobiography deserves applause on several counts it is the self told reminiscences of a sioux tribesman whose life bridged the worlds of both the wild sioux of the plains and the civilized sioux of the early 20th century. Luther standing bear or plenty kill as he was known to his people was a as one of the first books about indians written from the indian point of view by an indian it retains an important place in native american literature. Luther standing bear is the author of stories of the sioux my indian boyhood and land of the spotted eagle all available in bison books editions winner of the national humanities medal virginia driving hawk sneve lakota sioux is the author of twenty books including completing the circle and the trickster and the troll both . Luther standing bear was born ota kte on the pine ridge reservation in south dakota standing bear was raised as a traditional sioux growing up in nebraska and south dakota and was a hereditary chief of the dakotas
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