Part autobiographical and part folkloric, these essays and stories by the Lakota Zitkala-Sa, or "Red Bird"-the pen name of Native American writer and activist GERTRUDE SIMMONS BONNIN (1876-1938)-are renowned for being among the first works of contemporary Native American history, culture, and experience to come direct from a Native American, unedited and uninfluenced by outsiders.
This 1921 collection-some of which originally appeared in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Harper's-includes:
. "The School Days of an Indian Girl"
. "An Indian Teacher Among Indians"
. "The Great Spirit"
. "The Soft-Hearted Sioux"
. "A Warrior's Daughter"
. "A Dream of Her Grandfather"
. "The Widespread Enigma of Blue-Star Woman"
. and more.