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Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala Sa), 1876-1938



Zitkala Sa a.k.a. Gertrude Simmons Bonnin was born at the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota where she was raised as a tradtional Sioux. Sa attended a Quaker missionary school in Indiana, White’s Manual Labor Institute. She later attended Earlham College, 1895-1897, also in Indiana, then taught at Carlisle Indian Training School. In 1916 Zitkala was elected secretary-treasurer of the Society of American Indian, also editing their journal, American Indian Magazine. In 1921 she founded her own political organization, the National Council of American Indians.


Online resources by or about Gertrude Simmons Bonnin:

Gertrude Bonnin, Zitkala Sha
Author: Paula Giese
Type: authorbio
Description: Biography of Zitkala Sa prepared by Paula Giese.

URL: http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stories/authors/bonnin.html

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin
Author: Melessa Renee Henderson
Type: authorbio
Description: This page about Bonnin (Zitkala Sa/Zitkala Sha) is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.

URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/vg/Bios/entries/bonnin_gertrude_simmons_zitkalasa.html

People and Events: Zitkala-Sa (Gertrude Simmons Bonnin)
Author: PBS Online
Type: authorbio
Description: Part of a web site for America 1900, a PBS video that “presents a comprehensive picture of what life was like in the United States at the turn of the century”. Zitkala-Sa is profiled on this page because she performed at the Paris Exposition in 1900.

URL: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/1900/peopleevents/pande35.html

Zitkala Sa – Gertrude Simmons Bonnin
Author: IPL
Type: etext
Description: Zitkala Sa is the native name for the author Gertrude Simmons Bonnin. Follow this URL to find more of her works in the IPL Native American Authors collection.

URL: /div/natam/bin/browse.pl/A91

Zitkala-Sa: A Biography
Author: Roseanne Hoefel
Type: authorbio
Description: This biographical essay about Zitkala-Sa is part of Glynis Carr’s Online Archive of Nineteenth-Century U.S. Women’s Writings. Includes a photo of Zitkala-Sa and suggestions for further reading.


Books by Gertrude Simmons Bonnin:

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. American Indian stories
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1921.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0803299028 (pbk.)

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Dance in a Buffalo Skull
South Dakota : South Dakota State Historical Society, 2007.
Genre: Folklore
Language: English
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 978-0977795529

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Dreams and Thunder: Stories, Poems, and the Sun Dance Opera
Bison Books, 2001.
Genre: Folklore
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 978-0803299191

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. The Flight of Red Bird: The Life of Zitkala Sa
New York : Dial Books, 1997.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 978-0141304656

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Iktomi and the Ducks and Other Sioux Stories
Bison Books, 2004.
Genre: Folklore
Language: English
Audience: Youth
ISBN: 978-0803299184

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Impressions of an Indian Childhood
Kessinger Publishing Co., 2004.
Genre: Autobiography
Language: English
Audience: All Ages
ISBN: 978-1409910312

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Oklahoma’s Poor Rich Indians: An Orgy of Graft and Exploitation of the Five Civilized Tribes, Legalized Robbery
Philadelphia : Office of the Indian Rights Association, 1924.
Language: English
Audience: Adult

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. Old Indian legends
University of Nebraska Press : 1985.
Genre: Folklore
ISBN: Lincoln

Bonnin, Gertrude Simmons. The Soft-Hearted Sioux
Harper’s Magazine, 1901.
Genre: Nonfiction
Language: English
Audience: All Ages

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