my bohemian history

The ordinary mania of young artists to wish to live outside of their time, with other ideas and other customs, isolates them from the world, renders them strange and bizarre, puts them outside the law, banished from society; these are today’s Bohemians. As such, they have their own language, an argot of the atelier, unintelligible to other human beings.
—  Félix Pyat, regarding Paris in 1834

My Bohemian History

Zitkala-Ša (“Red Bird”), given the name Gertrude Simmons Bonnin by boarding-school missionaries, was a Sioux crusader who wrote several books, and also was a musician who composed who the first opera by a Native American. She campaigned for the reform of the Indian policies in the Unites States. See her story at link. This photo of her is by Gertrude Käsebier. (Source: Pinterest)