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The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala-Sa Setting & Symbolism

Doreen Rappaport
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Objects/Places

Tipi

A tipi was an Indian tent. Indians used it as a home.

Reservation

A reservation was the land the government reserved for the Indians. The rest of the land went to white people.

Moccasins

Moccasins were soft, leather shoes worn by Indians.

Greenwood

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

Yanktons

Yanktons were Indians on the Yankton reservation.

Wigwam

A wigwam was a domed and rounded shelter used by Indians.

White's boarding school

White's boarding school was where Gertrude attended school for three years. It was run like a harsh military school, basically treating Indian children like slaves and stripping them of their Indian identity.

Earlham College

Earlham College was a white college that Gertrude attended. She entered oratorical competitions there and won.

Uintah reservation

Uintah reservation was where Gertrude and Raymond lived after marriage. It was a...

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