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Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting impacts of yank Indian and white tradition all through her lifestyles. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was once informed at boarding colleges that enforced assimilation and used to be witness to significant occasions in white-Indian family members within the past due 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her stricken own historical past, Zitkala-Sa created tales that remove darkness from the tragedy and complexity of the yank Indian adventure.
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