American Indian stories

American Indian stories

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by Zitkala-Sa
     
 

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scending hills. A footpath wound its way gently down the sloping land till it reached the broad river bottom; creeping through the long swamp grasses that bent over it on either side, it came out on the edge of the Missouri.
Here, morning, noon, and evening, my mother came to draw water from the muddy stream for our household use. Always, when my mother started for…  See more details below

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scending hills. A footpath wound its way gently down the sloping land till it reached the broad river bottom; creeping through the long swamp grasses that bent over it on either side, it came out on the edge of the Missouri.
Here, morning, noon, and evening, my mother came to draw water from the muddy stream for our household use. Always, when my mother started for the river, I stopped my play to run along with her. She was only of medium height. Often she was sad and silent, at which times her full arched lips were compressed into hard and bitter lines, and shadows fell under her black eyes. Then I clung to her hand and begged to know what made the tears fall.
"Hush; my little daughter must never talk about my tears"; and smiling through them, she patted my head and said, "Now let me see how fast you can run today." Whereupon I tore away at my highest possible speed, with my long black hair blowing in the breeze.

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ISBN-13:
9781489554314
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date:
05/23/2013
Pages:
62
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)

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American Indian Stories (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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