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American Indian Stories
     

American Indian Stories

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by Zitkala-Sa
 

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American Indian Stories (1921) is remarkable for being perhaps the first literary work by a Native-American woman created without the mediation of a non-Native interpreter, or collaborator. Zitkala-Ša vividly articulates her disillusionment with the harshness of American-Indian boarding schools and the corruption of government institutions ostensibly

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American Indian Stories (1921) is remarkable for being perhaps the first literary work by a Native-American woman created without the mediation of a non-Native interpreter, or collaborator. Zitkala-Ša vividly articulates her disillusionment with the harshness of American-Indian boarding schools and the corruption of government institutions ostensibly established to help Native peoples. At the same time, Zitkala-Ša's collection of autobiographical essays and short stories charts the progression of the author's estrangement from her Dakota people that her colonial education inevitably fostered. Much more than an indictment against U.S. attempts at Native deculturation, American Indian Stories portrays one Dakota woman's spirited and successful efforts to resist the restrictions she felt in both reservation life and Euroamerican assimilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605979717
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

Meet the Author

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