American Indian Stories

American Indian Stories

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Bright and carefree, Zitkala-Sa grows up on the Yankton Sioux reservation in South Dakota with her mother until Quaker missionaries arrive, offering a free education to all Sioux children. The catch- the children must leave their parents behind and travel to Indiana. Curious about the world beyond the reservation, Zitkala-Sa begs her mother to let her go-and her mother, aware of the advantage that an education offers, reluctantly agrees.

But the missionary school is not the adventure that Zitkala-Sa expected- the school is a strict one, her long hair is cut, and only English is spoken. She encounters racism and ridicule. Slowly, she adapts to her environment-excelling at her studies, winning prizes for essay-writing and oration. Vivid and poignant, this memoir is the story of an activist in the making, a woman whose extraordinary career partially inspired the events of Killers of the Flower Moon .
Publisher: New York :, The Modern Library,, 2019, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781984854216
Branch Call Number: 970. 3 YANK Z
Characteristics: xiii, 134 pages ; 21 cm

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