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angrywocunited:

roses—and—rue:

Zitkala-Ša, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was the most amazing woman you’ve never heard of.
A writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist, she was born on February 22, 1876 on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother was Sioux and her father, who abandoned the family when she was very young, was European-American.
When she was eight, missionaries came to the res and took Zitkala-Ša along with several other children to the White’s Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana, one of many such institutions where Native children were forced to assimilate into white American culture. She studied piano and violin and eventually took the place of her teacher when she resigned. When she received her diploma in 1895, she delivered a speech on women’s rights.
She earned a scholarship to Earlham College, where she continued to study music. From 1897-99, she played with the New England Conservatory in Boston and played at the Paris Exposition in 1900. She collaborated with composer William F. Hanson on the world’s first Native American opera, based entirely on Sioux melodies that had previously existed only as oral tradition. She would play the melodies and Hanson transcribed them. The Sun Dance Opera debuted in 1913 to warm reviews, but I can find no recordings of it, and it seems it’s never performed.
Zitkala-Ša also wrote a number of collections of Native American stories and legends. She wrote them in Latin when she was at school and then translated them into English. She was the first Native person to do so in her own words, without a white editor or translator. In addition, she wrote extensively about her schooling and how it left her torn between her Sioux heritage and her assimilation into white culture. Her writings were published in The Atlantic Monthly and in Harper’s and she served as editor for the American Indian Magazine.
Unsurprisingly, most of her writings were political. She was a fierce yet charismatic advocate for Native American rights. Her efforts helped pass the Indian Citizenship Act and the Indian Reorganization Act. Having founded the National Coalition of American Indians, she spent the rest of her life fighting to protect our many indigenous communities from exploitation.
Her accomplishments were incredible- but have you ever heard of her? I had never heard of her either. Just another example of a history-changing woman omitted from the history books.

angrywocunited:

roses—and—rue:

Zitkala-Ša, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was the most amazing woman you’ve never heard of.

A writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist, she was born on February 22, 1876 on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother was Sioux and her father, who abandoned the family when she was very young, was European-American.

When she was eight, missionaries came to the res and took Zitkala-Ša along with several other children to the White’s Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana, one of many such institutions where Native children were forced to assimilate into white American culture. She studied piano and violin and eventually took the place of her teacher when she resigned. When she received her diploma in 1895, she delivered a speech on women’s rights.

She earned a scholarship to Earlham College, where she continued to study music. From 1897-99, she played with the New England Conservatory in Boston and played at the Paris Exposition in 1900. She collaborated with composer William F. Hanson on the world’s first Native American opera, based entirely on Sioux melodies that had previously existed only as oral tradition. She would play the melodies and Hanson transcribed them. The Sun Dance Opera debuted in 1913 to warm reviews, but I can find no recordings of it, and it seems it’s never performed.

Zitkala-Ša also wrote a number of collections of Native American stories and legends. She wrote them in Latin when she was at school and then translated them into English. She was the first Native person to do so in her own words, without a white editor or translator. In addition, she wrote extensively about her schooling and how it left her torn between her Sioux heritage and her assimilation into white culture. Her writings were published in The Atlantic Monthly and in Harper’s and she served as editor for the American Indian Magazine.

Unsurprisingly, most of her writings were political. She was a fierce yet charismatic advocate for Native American rights. Her efforts helped pass the Indian Citizenship Act and the Indian Reorganization Act. Having founded the National Coalition of American Indians, she spent the rest of her life fighting to protect our many indigenous communities from exploitation.

Her accomplishments were incredible- but have you ever heard of her? I had never heard of her either. Just another example of a history-changing woman omitted from the history books.

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 11,778 notes

colinodonorgasm:

#princess Jasmine taking no shit from no one ◡‿◡✿

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 13,256 notes

Is the Book of Life going to be released in Australia at all? I really really want to watch it but I don’t want to download it because it deserves so much support

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 0 notes
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Song: Once upon a December
Album: Anastasia OST
Played: 789,909 times.

pudgychan:

christinajoanne:

Once Upon A December. Anastasia in Russian.  This would be the language that she would have sung in.

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1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 160,091 notes

nebularum:

i have a secret dream to one day unapologetically punch someone hard in the face.

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 120,785 notes

actuallyintersex:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

neonexposure:

'no ones ever been killed in the name of science'

  • hiroshima and nagosaki bombings and countless other american and british nuclear tests
  • jewish children in medical experiments in nazi concentration camps
  • black people…
1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 3,055 notes
fries-and-bowties:

The skeleton war is killing more.

fries-and-bowties:

The skeleton war is killing more.

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 1,181 notes

viridian-plains:

incompleteicarus:

Do you ever ‘wtf white people’ even though you are a white people.

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 92,227 notes

acceber74:

lalivingmuerte:

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i think this could be useful for the people who is not totally sure about spend their money in this movie, it has their good and bad points, but generally is a great movie, so please, let’s show them that “An Hispanic story” can be as good as any other one, or even better!. 

I saw this today with my daughter. I enjoyed it immensely.  The only ding I give this movie is casting Channing Tatum to voice Joaquin.  Otherwise, it’s a really good movie. 

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 43,555 notes
marley-gang:

unthinkable-viii-xxi:

poison18:

i had to.

Im glad you did.

Damn

marley-gang:

unthinkable-viii-xxi:

poison18:

i had to.

Im glad you did.

Damn

1 day ago on October 19th, 2014 | J | 63,574 notes