Impressions of an indian childhood

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Impressions of an Indian Childhood by Zitkala-Sa

I really enjoyed this memior. Zitkala Sa, left a beautiful peice of writing. In previous classes the history of the Native American did not sink in deep enough, but when I read this memior I gained a pretty clear understanding of what it really may have been like. Actually seeing it from the point of view from childhood memories is significant. The way that she was treated is sad, she definitely used realism as an argument in terms of the way she was treated. Sa, makes the reader want to place actions into her/his own hands. I really wanted to yell at what she refers to as the pale faces. So much was forced upon them, so sad. Shes a beautiful writer though.
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Impressions of an Indian Childhood

A footpath wound its way gently down the sloping land till it reached the broad river bottom; creeping through the long swamp grasses that bent over it on either side, it came out on the edge of the Missouri. Here, morning, noon, and evening, my mother came to draw water from the muddy stream for our household use. Always, when my mother started for the river, I stopped my play to run along with her. She was only of medium height. Often she was sad and silent, at which times her full arched lips were compressed into hard and bitter lines, and shadows fell under her black eyes. Then I clung to her hand and begged to know what made the tears fall. I was a wild little girl of seven.

We think you have liked this presentation. If you wish to download it, please recommend it to your friends in any social system. Share buttons are a little bit lower. Thank you! Published by Kelley Daniel Modified over 4 years ago. Many Native Americans began to worry that their oral traditions would become lost as tribes were torn apart.

Impressions of an Indian Childhood. I. MY MOTHER. A WIGWAM of weather- stained canvas stood at the base of some irregularly ascending hills. A footpath.
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American Indian Stories offers a unique view into a society that is often overlooked though that society still persists to this day. Zitkala-Sa, as a "participant and observer", sketches the importance of the Legends of her people. In this story, Zitkala-Sa shares with the readers how, "I loved best the evening meal, for that was the time old legends were told. I was always glad when the sun hung low in the west, for then my mother sent me to invite the neighboring old men and women to eat supper with us. The atmosphere must be set, and in due time, the elders would tell the stories of their people, and pass on the Legends to the children of the tribe. Such as Zitkala-Sa was told these legends as a child, she "attempted to preserve her people's oral tradition by transcribing oral tales into written English, as well as transcribing her life's story into autobiography.

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