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My Name is Seepeetza

Written by
Shirley Sterling Shirley Sterling


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Books Read in 2010 (42 items)
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Published 7 years, 11 months ago

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Description: Sterling, Shirley (Salish). At the age of six, Seepeetza—aka “Martha Stone”—encounters the Indian residential school system for the first time. At Kalamak Indian Residential School (KIRS, which the children call “curse”), she gets smocks, bloomers and undershirts, all exactly like everyone else’s, head doused with coal oil to kill the nonexistent nits and lice, hair chopped off. Based on Sterling’s own experiences and written in journal form, My Name Is Seepeetza is a story of how children’s lives are governed by a forced denial of all that being Indian means to them. It is dedicated to “those who went to res ... (more)
Manufacturer: Groundwood Books
Release date: 1 June 1992
ISBN-10 : 0888991657 | ISBN-13: 9780888991652
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