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Dreams and Thunder Stories, Poems, and the Sun Dance Opera

ISBN-10: 0803299192
ISBN-13: 9780803299191
Edition: 2005
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Description: Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird) (1876-1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was one of the best-known and most influential Native Americans of the twentieth century. Born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, she remained true to her indigenous heritage  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 171
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird) (1876-1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was one of the best-known and most influential Native Americans of the twentieth century. Born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, she remained true to her indigenous heritage as a student at the Boston Conservatory and a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School, as an activist in turn attacking the Carlisle School, as an artist celebrating Native stories and myths, and as an active member of the Society of American Indians in Washington DC All these currents of Zitkala-Sa's rich life come together in this book, which presents her previously unpublished stories, rare poems, and the libretto of The Sun Dance Opera.

Kate Chopin (1850-1904) was born in St. Louis. She moved to Louisiana where she wrote two novels and numerous stories. Because The Awakeningwas widely condemned, publication of Chopin's third story collection was cancelled. The Awakeningwas rediscovered by scholars in the 1960s and 1970s and is her best-known work. Sandra M. Gilbert teaches at the University of California, Davis.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Stories
The Buffalo Woman
When the Buffalo Herd Went West
Buzzard Skin and the Sea Monsters
The Hawk Woman
The Boy and the Rainbow
The Stone Boy and the Grizzly
The Making of Thunder People
Zicha, the Squirrel, and Iktomi
The Witch Woman
Squirrel Man and His Double
Child Dancer, Pi-Yeh-Kah-Nump-Transfigured
Search for Bear Claws, the Lost School Boy
Prayer of Pe-Snija-Shriveled-Top
Dreams
Poems
Ballad
Iris of Life
The Indian's Awakening
The Red Man's America
A Sioux Woman's Love for Her Grandchild
The Sun Dance Opera
Overture and Prologue
Sunset March
Sun Dance Arena Finale
Notes
Bibliography
Writings on Zitkala-Sa

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