American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings


Book - 2003
American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other Writings
Zitkala-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.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2003
ISBN: 9780142437094
Branch Call Number: 818.5 Z821d 2003
Characteristics: xlvi, 268 p. ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Norris, Ada
Davidson, Cathy N. 1949-


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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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