Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and The Sun Dance Opera
Zitkala-?a (Red Bird) (1876?1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was one of the best-known and most influential Native Americans of the twentieth century. Born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, she remained true to her indigenous heritage as a student at the Boston Conservatory and a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School, as an activist in turn attacking the Carlisle School, as an artist celebrating Native stories and myths, and as an active member of the Society of American Indians in Washington DC. All these currents of Zitkala-?a?s rich life come together in this book, which presents her previously unpublished stories, rare poems, and the libretto of The Sun Dance Opera.
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Transcription of Squirrel Man and His Double
the Lost School Boy
Iris of Life
William F Hanson and ZitkalaSa
Overture and Prologue
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American Indian American Indian Magazine arrow birds Blue Necklace bride Brigham Young University buffalo Cetan chant charm Chieftain coze cried Dakota deer drum earth eyes father fell fire Gertrude Bonnin giant girl hair Hanson heard heart Hepasu hill hunt Huntka Hupuhu-sda husband Iktomi kill Lakota leave my land lived lodge looked love leaves magic meat medicine monsters mother Naci neck night Ohiya Ohiya brave Old Sugar old woman older brother Osseolo peyote Pipestone Pipestone Quarry pony prayer Rattling rawhide returned sacred Schenawv serenade Shoshone Maid sing Sioux smoke song spirit Stone Boy stood story Sun Dance Opera Sweet Singer Tahince-Iheya Tall Trees teepee tepee thee thunder thunder spirits Tom Perry took tribal tribe Unktehi village voice wakan Wakinyan Wearing Plume white pony wife win Winona witch woman Yankton young younger sister Zicha Zitkala-Sa