Why did Zitkala-Sa not want her hair to be cut short?

Question: Why did Zitkala-Sa not want her hair to be cut short? [CBSE Delhi 2008C][CBSE Sample Paper 2015]

Answer: 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.


Why did Zitkala-Sa not want her hair to be cut short?


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