Terms in this set (18)
How the Milky Way Was Made
Natalie Diaz- About how dams have blocked access to the river in order to provide people with pools and sprinkles. And in order to save the fish the Native Americans sent the fish to the stars and now they swim in space.
The Exaggeration of Despair
Sherman Alexie- About all of the despairs brought to Native Americans by Whites. Includes stories about a Indian boy who tried to hang himself with a belt and about a boy who was beating by priests at a boarding school.
Jane Johnston Schoolcraft- About a Noble Chief of a tribe who fought for the Native Americans against the Whites and has been forgotten to history.
A Song of a Navajo Weaver
Bertrand N. O. Walker- About a Navajo person reminiscing about her/his people used to walk these lands and what they saw and felt.
Simon J. Ortiz- About a man who saw a 16 year old Indian boy being handcuffed to a pole by plastic handcuffs and how police are always looking to bust Indians.
Daphne Odjig- About how we hold up to our grandparents and how we should make them proud.
No Author- About how nothing really changes we just keep cycling.
No Author- About how the dark liquid relates to a lot of things in life.
No Author- About hiding things from the ghosts live love, sadness and other emotions.
No Author- About how when the snow melts she offers the visitors sweet spring water.
No Author- About two people's connection otters similar to holding hands
The Way We Meet
No Author- About two people who didn't get along as children now must reconcile in order to survive.
What They Use
No Author- About sisters who use creativity and also use other people's books and dances
Ode to Small-Town Sweethearts
No Author- About a guy driving through the snow for a girl. His car breaks down and he has to push it through the snow.
No Author- About a chief's dying words after seeing his people slaughtered and reclocated. But he didn't die and ended up seeing more horrors.
This Morning I Pray for My Enemies
No Author- About describing his enemies by saying they must be worth a fight and they should have a chance to become a friend.
Indian School Night Song Blues
No Author- About people breaking the rules at an Indian Boarding School.
Talking with the Sun
No Author- About the clarity the sun brings to the humanity. And how the sun can cleanse the the newborn.