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Zitkala-Sa

Zitkála-Sá (1876-1938) was a Yankton Dakota writer, translator, musician, teacher, and activist. Born on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota, Zitkála-Sá--also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin--was raised by her mother following their abandonment by her German American father. Zitkála-Sá grew up on the reservation, but was taken by missionaries at the age of eight to the White's Indiana Manual Labor Institute, a Quaker school in Wabash, Indiana. There, Zitkála-Sá was forced to...See more