How did Zitkala-Sa try to prevent the shingling of her hair?

Question: How did Zitkala-Sa try to prevent the shingling of her hair? [CBSE Delhi 2009]

Answer: Zitkala went upstairs and crawled under a bed to hide. But to her plight, she was caught and brought downstairs and tied to a chair. Though she made many voluble protests, they were not fruitful. She cried, shook her head all the while but could not avoid her hair from being shingled. Zitkala-Sa belonged to a Native American warrior tribe. Their tradition was to keep long and heavy hair. Only those warriors captured by the enemy had their hair shingled. Short hair was worn by mourners and shingled hair by cowards. Therefore for her, this was absolutely atrocious.


How did Zitkala-Sa try to prevent the shingling of her hair?


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