Title

Cont(r)acting Whiteness: The Language of Contagion in the Autobiographical Essays of Zitkala-Ša

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2012

Publication Title

Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory

Department

English

Abstract

A literary criticism of the autobiographical essays of the late Dakota Sioux Native American author Zitkala-Ša entitled "Impressions of an Indian Childhood," "School Days of an Indian Girl," and "An Indian Teacher Among the Indians," is presented. It discusses the language of contagion as a means of interpreting the Native American experience within U.S. culture. According to the article, the essays were published in the U.S. periodical "The Atlantic Monthly" in the early 1900s.

Volume

68

Issue

3

pp.

55-69

ISSN

0004-1610