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My Heart is on the Ground: The Diary of Nannie Little Rose, a Sioux Girl
My Heart is on the Ground The Diary of Nannie Little Rose a Sioux Girl
Author: Ann Rinaldi
ISBN-13: 9780590149228
ISBN-10: 0590149229
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 205
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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Beautiful gift book and historical fiction account. February 6 Names were carved on the boards that are black... When my turn came, I asked Mrs. Mary, ..."Why must I take a new name? I have a name, Little Rose." "Your old names are hard to say," she tells it. "Little Rose is not hard to say." "They tie you to your savage past." "My past is not savage," I told her

"You are Sioux. Your people killed Custer."

My under-where is itching me all this time. I feel silly in my citizens' clothes. I trip on the skirts and when I walk. I am angry...

Then Mrs. Camp Bell told me not to be disrespectful. And to pick a name. So I did for Mrs. Camp Bell. So now I am Nannie Little Rose. And now I am here. And I have learned to wear this citizens' clothes and write their words. But I will never forget my past.
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My daughter loved this book! She learned a lot about history and kept telling me excerpts from it. She read it in 2 days.
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wonderful!
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February 6

Names were carved on the boards that are black...
When my turn came, I asked Mrs. Mary,..."Why
must I take a new name? I have a name, Little Rose."

"Your old names are hard to say."

"Little Rose is not hard to say."

"They tie you to your savage past."

"My past is not savage," I told her.

"You are Sioux. Your people killed Custer."

My under-where is itching me all the time. I feel silly in citizens' clothes. I trip on the skirts when I walk. I am angry...

Then Mrs. Camp Bell told me not to be dis-re-spect-ful. And to pick a name. So I did, for Mrs. Camp Bell. So now I am Nannie Little Rose. And now I am here. And I have learned to wear this citizens' clothes and write their words. But I will never forget my past.
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Nannie Little Rose has been sent to and English school in the hopes of becoming a interpreter for her Sioux village. Can she become a "proper" American schoolgirl without forgetting her heritage?
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Excellent true story told in journal form with photos in the back of the removal of young American Indians from their homes & reservations to attend "white" schools where they are taught how to speak English, dress like white people in the "hope" of them being assimilated into the white society. This is a young adult book that should be read by all those seeking to understand the history of our country in regard to the various Indian Nations within our borders. Ann Rinaldi is an excellent writer of history in the form of stories based in fact.