Join us for a discussion of “Red Bird, Red Power: The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša” by Tadeusz Lewandowski. This book is available in print from the Samish Library and as an eBook from the Samish Digital Library on the Libby app.
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Red Bird, Red Power tells the story of one of the most influential—and controversial—American Indian activists of the twentieth century. Zitkala-Ša (1876–1938), also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was a highly gifted writer, editor, and musician who dedicated her life to achieving justice for Native peoples. Here, Tadeusz Lewandowski offers the first full-scale biography of the woman whose passionate commitment to improving the lives of her people propelled her to the forefront of Progressive-era reform movements.