Forbidden Fruit: How Zitkála-Šá Condemns Christianity in American Indian Stories

In Genesis III of the Bible, a serpent approaches Eve, the original woman, in the Garden of Eden. The sly serpent asks Eve if she has eaten from every tree in the garden, and she replies that she has eaten from all but one. There is a tree in the middle of the garden that … Read moreForbidden Fruit: How Zitkála-Šá Condemns Christianity in American Indian Stories

Elements of Naturalism and Realism in Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories

American Indian Stories written by Zitkala-Sa in 1921 is a collection of biographical and autobiographical stories from Native Americans living in the Sioux reservation. In this work, the author describes her (and also other people’s) personal stories of growing up. The narrators of these tales differ in age – this way we get the personal … Read moreElements of Naturalism and Realism in Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories