American Indian stories

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Author: Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird; also Gertrude Simmons Bonnin)
Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,585 / 100 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 8,328
mnybks.net#: 7810
Origin: gutenberg.org

A unique combination of autobiography and fiction which represents an attempt to merge cultural critique with aesthetic form, especially surrounding such fundamental matters as religion.

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No matter how exciting a tale we might be rehearsing, the mere shifting of a cloud shadow in the landscape near by was sufficient to change our impulses; and soon we were all chasing the great shadows that played among the hills. We shouted and whooped in the chase; laughing and calling to one another, we were like little sportive nymphs on that Dakota sea of rolling green.

On one occasion I forgot the cloud shadow in a strange notion to catch up with my own shadow. Standing straight and still, I began to glide after it, putting out one foot cautiously. When, with the greatest care, I set my foot in advance of myself, my shadow crept onward too. Then again I tried it; this time with the other foot. Still again my shadow escaped me. I began to run; and away flew my shadow, always just a step beyond me. Faster and faster I ran, setting my teeth and clenching my fists, determined to overtake my own fleet shadow. But ever swifter it glided before me, while I was growing breathless and hot

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