The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa - Red Apple Country 1884 to 1887: The Journey; The First Day at School Summary & Analysis

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In The Journey, Gertrude realized what she had done after she got on the train and she nearly passed out. She cried once she realized she had left her mother. Whites stared at her and the other Indian children. She arrived at the White's Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana. A white woman tossed her around like a doll. Gertrude hated it and cried. She wanted her mother. She slept in a bed with an older girl, who soothed Gertrude to sleep.

In The First Day at School, the land of Red Apples was bitter cold. She lived in a harsh building and the children had to wear shoes, not moccasins. The girls had to wear stiff dresses. Their hair was cut. Judewin said the...

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