By Julius Lester
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Zitkala-Sa wrestled with the conflicting impacts of yankee Indian and white tradition all through her lifestyles. Raised on a Sioux reservation, she was once expert at boarding faculties that enforced assimilation and used to be witness to significant occasions in white-Indian kinfolk within the overdue 1800s and early 1900s. Tapping her own historical past, Zitkala-Sa created tales that light up the tragedy and complexity of the yankee Indian adventure.
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