American Indian Stories

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U of Nebraska Press, 2003 - Social Science - 195 pages
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American Indian Stories, first published in 1921, is a collection of childhood stories, allegorical fiction, and an essay. One of the most famous Sioux writers and activists of the modern era, Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Bonnin) recalled legends and tales from oral tradition and used experiences from her life and community to educate others about the Yankton Sioux. Determined, controversial, and visionary, she creatively worked to bridge the gap between her own culture and mainstream American society and advocated for Native rights on a national level. Susan Rose Dominguez provides a new introduction to this edition.
 

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Contents

Impressions of an Indian Childhood
7
The School Days of an Indian Girl
47
An Indian Teacher Among Indians
81
The Great Spirit
101
The SoftHearted Sioux
109
The Trial Path
127
A Warriors Daughter
137
A Dream of Her Grandfather
155
The Widespread Enigma Concerning BlueStar Woman
159
Americas Indian Problem
183
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Zitkala-Sa (1876?1938) is also the author of Old Indian Legends and Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and ?The Sun Dance Opera,? both published by the University of Nebraska Press. Susan Rose Dominguez is an affiliate scholar of history at Oberlin College.

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