Objects & Places from The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa

Doreen Rappaport
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Tipi - A tent used as a home by Indians.

Reservation - This was the land the government set aside for the Indians.

Moccasins - These were soft, leather shoes worn by Indians.

Greenwood - This was the Indian agency where the Indians of the Yankton reservation received their food rations.

Yanktons - These were the Indians on the reservation where Zitkala-Sa lived.

Wigwam - This was a domed and rounded shelter used by Indians.

White's boarding school - This institution was run cruelly, treating Indian children like slaves and stripping them of their Indian identity.

Earlham College - This was a white institution that Gertrude attended and where she entered and won oratorical competitions.

Uintah reservation - This destitute community of Indians was where Gertrude and Raymond lived after marriage.

Peyote - This was a small cactus, which according to some people, including Gertrude, was an...

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