Suffragette City: The Resistance of Red Bird

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Source note: My main source for this comic is the biography, Red Bird, Red Power: The Life and Legacy of Zitkala-Ša by Tadeusz Lewandowski. Quotations are taken from it and from American Indian Stories by Zitkala-Ša. Using internet sources as a guide, I’ve used the accented “Zitkála-Šá” throughout, but the Lewandowski biography doesn’t have the accents on the “a”s.


Kelcey Parker Ervick likes to tell offbeat histories, preferably about women and preferably with drawings. She is the author of three award-winning books of fiction and nonfiction, including The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, about a not very bitter Czech fairy tale writer, and Liliane's Balcony, in which Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater may be haunted. Her comics and graphic essays have appeared in The Believer, Quarterly West, Passages North, and Nashville Review. She is the co-editor, with Tom Hart, of the forthcoming Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Graphic Literature. Follow her daily-ish art habit on Instagram. More from this author →