American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings by Zitkala-Sa,Cathy N. Davidson,Ada Norris

By Zitkala-Sa,Cathy N. Davidson,Ada Norris

Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting affects of yankee Indian and white tradition all through her lifestyles. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she used to be expert at boarding faculties that enforced assimilation and used to be witness to significant occasions in white-Indian kin within the overdue 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her stricken own background, Zitkala-Sa created tales that light up the tragedy and complexity of the yankee Indian adventure. In evocative prose laced with political savvy, she forces new wondering the perceptions, assumptions, and customs of either Sioux and white cultures and increases problems with assimilation, identification, and race family that stay compelling today.

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