I wanted to be an Indian, too -
"When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an Indian, too - I felt at home in the water, the sea-salt rushing against my cheeks; and how beautiful, and how silent, long black hair blowing back as stars and sequins aligned around me; god! Didn’t I want to be an Indian!"
Excerpted from the poem To the White Woman Who Told Me, "When I was a Girl, I Wanted to Be An Indian." By Misty Shipman Ellingburg (Shoalwater)