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