Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | May 14, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—May 15, 2009: The Great Spirit

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (1876 – 1938), better known by her Lakota pen name, ‘Zitkala-Sa’ (which translates as Red Bird) was a Native American writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist. 

 

This week’s text is Zitkala-Sa’s essay “The Great Spirit” published in her anthology American Indian Stories (1921).   Her essay is about Native American spirituality and in it she defends this spirituality against what she describes as preachers of a “bigoted creed”.

 

Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event!  You can find the text at these websites: 

 

http://essays.quotidiana.org/zitkala-sa/great_spirit/

http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/zitkala-sa/stories/spirit.html

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