Eiland's Online English Materials

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Discussion Group One

Discussion group 1

Discuss Sherman Alexie's "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" using one of the following topics:

  • Alexie's biography
  • Native American tribes in the Northwest
  • Chief Seattle
  • History of Native American struggles with American Government
  • History of Native American struggles with European settlers
  • Alcoholism in Native American populations
  • Homelessness/transience among Native Americans
  • American Indian Ceremonial Wear
  • Racism and its effect on society
  • Poverty within the Native American Community (pre-casino)

or create your own, clearing it with instructor first.

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