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American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings

Zitkala-̈Sa (Book - 2003)
American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings
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The finest stories and nonfiction writings by a Native American author and activistZitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting influences of American Indian and white culture throughout her life. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was educated at boarding schools that enforced assimilation and was witness to major events in white-Indian relations in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her troubled personal history, Zitkala-Sa created stories that illuminate the tragedy and complexity of the American Indian experience. In evocative prose laced with political savvy, she forces new thinking about the perceptions, assumptions, and customs of both Sioux and white cultures and raises issues of assimilation, identity, and race relations that remain compelling today.Introduction and Notes by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris
Authors: Zitkala-̈Sa, 1876-1938
Title: American Indian stories, legends, and other writings
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2003
Characteristics: xlvi, 268 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Zitkala-Ša ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cathy N. Davidson and Ada Norris
Contents: Old Indian legends
American Indian stories
Selections from American Indian magazine
Poetry, pamphlets, essays, and speeches
Additional Contributors: Norris, Ada
Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-
ISBN: 9780142437094
Branch Call Number: 818.5 Z821d 2003
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian United States Legends United States Indians of North America Social conditions Indians of North America Folklore
Topical Term: Speeches, addresses, etc., Indian
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
LCCN: 2002032268
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From the highly underrated Sioux writer (don't call her 'Gertrude') who introduced a non-glamorous point-of-view of early 20th-century Native American life, in and off of reservations. A true pioneer in both her words and actions.

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