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Zitkala-Sa and a Modern Navajo College Student

In Teaching of Writing for this week, we read an essay about a Navajo girl whose writing was considered “remedial” by the academic establishment, and her interactions with an African American writing tutor. It was interesting to think about how her experience related to Zitkala-Sa’s, particularly her relationship with school. She went to boarding school, where she and her friends were forced to speak English. She wants to teach in the boarding school, even though she feels that school has forced her to lose aspects of her culture. Apparently, Zitkala-Sa’s narrative is still very relatable (at least as of the 90’s) to the situation of many Native Americans today.

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