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    Alaska Response Paper

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    Response Paper One In this paper, I will respond to three topics that will include: “Alaska and Its People” by Maria SHAA TLAA Williams, The Aleuts of the Pribilof Islands, Alaska by Helen D. Corbert and Susanne W Swibold, as well as the video of Beautiful Journey by Demientieff and Williams, and closing with a summary of power point Alaska Native Perspectives Na Dena – Athabascan Peoples by Maria Williams. According to The Alaska Native Reader of your book, Alaska is one fifth the size of the continental United States, which makes it the largest state followed by Texas. Alaska has 2 large mountain ranges: The Brooks Range (I grew up near those mountains) and The Alaska Range and has 17 of 20 of the tallest peaks on The North American Continent. The most known is Mount McKinley however Athabascans call it Denali which, means the Great One. Kodiak Island is the second largest island proceeded by the Island of Hawaii. The Unangan word for Alaska is Alaxxsaq which translates to place the sea moves toward and other Unangan word is Alyeska which translates to the great land. I think the native words and their meaning are more beautiful than the given western names. Southeastern Alaska is home to the…

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    The Aleuts are both round and flat characters. They are round characters as they face a man vs. society conflict as they have been trying to find a way back home for 11 years. “They told me they were going to sit on that wooden bench until their boat came back” (Alexie 13). They show signs of flatness because they did not change throughout the story. There are no fundamental character changes and complexities for the Aleuts. They were depressed from the very beginning and from what Jackson…

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    I am glad you came. Let me tell you about some of the people who work with me. First, Aleut Management Services, LLC (AMS) is the company moved me to Colorado Springs that is a great place to work. Second, the woman who is in the first cubicle is my best friend. My friend who always has a professional style works in Property and Purchasing Department. The employee who is the Procurement Manages sits close to my friend. My friend name is Annie who is working here for more than of ten years.…

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    Sherman Alexie’s “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” is about cultural oppression. In an important passage of the story, Jackson meets his friend Junior covered in vomit and the three Aleut cousins. This passage, along with the story’s resolution, contributes to an important theme. This main theme is that the best way for people to recover from cultural oppression is to take appropriate actions. The story suggests that there exists cultural oppression. When Jackson walks to the wharf, he meets…

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    Europe used metal While the indians used obsidian as weapons . northeast indians such as the iroquois lived in longhouses made of bark from trees while the europeans live in buildings or temples. Mesoamerica the maya , built large stone temples , palaces , & bridges while the incs of the south america created their own civilization. Less populated the North AMerica had several farming cultures while indians looked for seeds and looked for roots . The Hopewell , another farming…

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    The first quadrant of the book “Island of the Blue Dolphins”, by Scott O’Dell, tells us about a girl named Karana and how she jumps off a ship to go back to her brother. Some of the most important events happen in the first quadrant. First, the Aleuts arrive at the island so they can hunt for sea otter. Secondly The Aleuts are not willing to share the fair share that they were supposed to share so the indians get in a battle with the Aleuts and Karana’s dad (Chief Chowig) dies. After that,…

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    This is clearly represented by Jackson’s 24-hour challenge to regain a piece of his heritage (Grandma Agnes’ powwow regalia) which is the climax of day-to-day life for a homeless Indian and the struggle in Spokane. This is one area of conflict with character and culture and how Alexie remains true to his heritage and culture, but his work must be interesting to be successful. What You Pawn, I Will Redeem reflects on the day to day survival methods not only for Spokane Indians, but also, other…

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    The Tlingit Life

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    The earliest obstacles to the Native way of life were a few Russian hunters and trappers that reported finding a wealth of animal furs in the new land to Czar Peter the Great. In 1725, he sent Vitus Bering to explore along the coastal area of what would become Alaska. The first Europeans of record to land were a group of men sent ashore on the west side of Prince of Wales Island by Russian explorer Alexi Chirikov, in July of 1741. Although the Russian population never amounted to more than…

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    “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” is the story of financially strapped Spokane Indian man named Jackson faced with the task of coming up with nearly one thousand dollars in twenty-four hours in order to reclaim his grandmother’s stolen regalia from a pawn shop. On the way to raise money, he met all kinds of generosity, compassion, kindness, goodwill. “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” is a story of generosity. At the beginning of the story, Jackson passes by a pawn shop and sees a regalia that belonged…

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    to give twenty bucks to Mary from the Korean grocery store who he is love with and tries to find his homeless friend Junior. Yet he soon learns that Junior has died of exposure after passing out and instead decides to walk to a bar where he buys shots for each of the Indians claiming he is, “lonesome for Indians”. Aside from merely seeking Indians who he can relate to, Jackson is seeking something to care about other than his addiction. When Jackson sees Officer William whom he refers to as the…

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