The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa - Between Two Worlds 1887 to 1902: The Returned Student; Two Contests; Becoming a Teacher Summary & Analysis

Doreen Rappaport
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In The Returned Student, in 1887 after three years at White's, Gertrude, now 11 years-old, returned home to her mother. Nineteen months later, she went to another boarding school in Nebraska. In 1890, she returned home as an adolescent. She felt caught between the world of the Indian and the white man. Gertrude did not know who she should be. This identity crisis was common after Indian children attended boarding school and returned home.

On December 15, 1890, police murdered Sitting Bull, a great Indian chief. December 29th, over 300 Indians were massacred at Wounded Knee.

Gertrude loved to learn. She was a good singer and storyteller. She returned to teach at White's in 1891. She observed how the Quaker teachers lived and how important female equality was to them...

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