How did Zitkala – Sa feel when her hair was shingled?

Zitkala Sa felt anguished and indignant when her long hair was cut. She lost her spirit and felt as helpless as a puppet. She got the feeling of being an animal driven by a herder and desperately looked for some comfort. With her hair being shingled, she moaned in anguish. She also felt she had lost her distinct cultural recognition and identity.

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