Tuesday, June 1, 2021

New Book! Old Indian Legends by Zitkála-Šá


Old Indian Legends (1901) is a collection of stories written for children that Zitkála-Šá learned as a child and had gathered from various tribes. Iktomi, the spider fairy, is featured in may of these legends.

Zitkala-Ša (Red Bird) (1876–1938) was one of the best-known and most influential Native Americans of the twentieth century. Born on the Yankton Sioux Reservation, she remained true to her indigenous heritage as a student at the Boston Conservatory and a teacher at the Carlisle Indian School, as an activist in turn attacking the Carlisle School, as an artist celebrating Native stories and myths, and as an active member of the Society of American Indians in Washington DC. 

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