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The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Summary
Doreen Rappaport

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The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Summary

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The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa by Doreen Rappaport focuses on Gertrude Bonnin, an Indian girl who grew up on a reservation. She attended white schools. She had an identity crisis, fitting in both the white and Indian worlds. She used her knowledge of both cultures to become an Indian rights crusader and writer.

Gertrude was an Indian girl born on the Yankton reservation to Tate. Tate was a mother with strongly-held Indian beliefs. Gertrude did not know her white father. Tate doted on Gertrude, showing her traditional Indian ways. Gertrude listened to the elders' stories, which taught her about morality. Upon hearing how beautiful a boarding school was, she pleaded with Tate to be sent there. Tate agreed, knowing it was all a white man's lie. Gertrude attended White's boarding school, which was run like a harsh military school. Gertrude lost her Indian identity...

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