Product Description Recreates the life of writer and lecturer Gertrude Bonnin, also known as Zitkala S+a5a, a Native American activist and reformer of the early twentieth century, who fought for legislation to help better the lives of her people." ... Read more
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A true representation of the Indian plight.
Wonderfully told story of a special Native American Indian girl and her journey toward womanhood. When Gertrude is eight years old she is sent to a school for Indian children run by Quakers, this is the beginning of the end of her life as it has been.She encounters prejudice for the first time and learns that white people aren't what they always seem to be.As Gertrude grows and becomes more confident she becomes a wonderful orator and representative for the Native American people.This book would be excellent for children to read so they may understand how Native Americans felt about their treatment at the hands of the white man.I think this book would be an excellent source to use in history classes to show children how the Indians felt when they were forced to give their land to white settlers and move onto reservations.
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