Read the following selection.  Then write about it using the study questions below as your guide.

"The Soft-Hearted Sioux" by Zitkala Sa

Study Questions:

1. What does this selection tell us about growing up "red" in America at the end of the nineteenth century?

2. What role did religion play on the coming of age of the "Soft-Hearted Sioux"?

3.  What role did schooling play?

4.  Did this young man have to die before this story could end?  Why?  Why not?