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  • Alaska Response Paper

    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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  • Character Analysis: The Aleut

    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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  • Theme Of What You Pawn I Will Redeem

    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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  • Analysis Of What You Pawn I Will Redeem

    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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  • Summary Of What You Pawn I Will Redeem

    “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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  • Essay On Native American Culture

    European way of life (Fleming 55). When a culture is no longer accepted by those around them, it dies out or is forgotten by most. It is imperative that Native Americans are encouraged to remember what has been forgotten over the years to bring pride back to their nations. By forcing European views and standards on Native Americans throughout history, there is irrefutable evidence that the American Indian culture has been damaged. Jackson is a mirror of this statement. Alexie writes that…

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  • The Art And Appropriation Of Native American Culture

    Visiting hours from ten to five and the glass exhibit case define EuroAmerican, not Native American time and space” (Weil, pg. 3). In response to this outcry, the North American Indian Museum Association was created in 1978 as a group of assistance for Indian museums in North America. The 1980 bylaws of the North American Indian Museums Association defines a Native American museum as “an established non-profit institution essentially educational or aesthetic in purpose, with professional staff,…

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  • What You Pawn I Will Redeem Essay

    of imagination. We needed to figure out how to raise all that money in only one day. Thinking hard, we huddled in an alley beneath the Alaska Way Viaduct and finished off those bottles one, two, and three” (Fletcher, 2006). This passage demonstrates that the businessperson was very concerned and wanted to help in any capacity to have Jackson and his family 's pride in the dance regalia. He was given money to begin off with and he rather chose to purchase alcohol so that he and his companions…

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  • Native American Religion Research Paper

    Religion has no name because it 's part of all Indian life…Everything natural comes from God and is made by Him. God is in you and part of you. The Bible and our own religion are closely related. The only dif-ference is that we practice and live ours every day.- Ernie Peters,Dakota” ( Native American Rights Fund. 1979. Announcements. An attempt with accordance to the First Amendment, the U.S. made a policy on July 18, 1978, in which years…

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  • Indian Lands By David E. Wilkins, Winnebagos, Apaches, And Dakotas

    Native American response paper This response paper will be on the articles A Tour of Indian Peoples and Indian Lands by David E. Wilkins and Winnebagos, Cherokees, Apaches, and Dakotas by Debra Merskin. The first article discusses what the Indian tribes were and where they resided. There are many common terms to refer to the native people including American Indians, Tribal nations, indigenous nations, first peoples, and Native Americans. Alaskan natives are called by their territories like the…

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