Light-skinned-ed Girl: Mixed Experience History Month 2013: Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Educator & Activist

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Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, also known as Zitkala-Sa or Red Bird, was born in 1876 to a full-blooded Sioux woman and a white man. She struggled with her mixed-race heritage as a child on the reservation as well as off.

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Why the Sioux Are Refusing $1.3 Billion

Via Scoop.itCommunity Village Daily Activist

Members of the Great Sioux Nation could pocket a large sum set aside by the government for taking the resource-rich Black Hills away from the tribes in 1877….