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Old Indian Legends

by Zitkala-Sa

Old Indian Legends is a collection of Sioux stories retold by the Yankton Dakota writer Zitkala-Sa and published in 1901. Concerned about the effect of assimilation on the tribe's children, she wanted to preserve the traditional stories of her people. According to the University of Virginia Library Electronic Text Center, there are 14 legends which comprise this book. The first five legends have an unlucky trickster character, a spider fairy named Iktomi.

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English

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English

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1901

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Zitkala-Sa

United States

Zitkála-Šá also known by her missionary-given and later married name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a Yankton Dakota writer, editor, translator, musician, educator, and political ac...

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