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

Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting impacts of yankee Indian and white tradition all through her existence. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she used to be informed at boarding colleges that enforced assimilation and used to be witness to significant occasions in white-Indian family within the overdue 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her bothered own historical past, Zitkala-Sa created tales that remove darkness from the tragedy and complexity of the yank Indian adventure. In evocative prose laced with political savvy, she forces new puzzling over the perceptions, assumptions, and customs of either Sioux and white cultures and increases problems with assimilation, id, and race family members that stay compelling today.

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