Re: Cultural Trekking

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Posted by Dana S. on November 09, 1999 at 19:07:24:

In Reply to: Re: Cultural Trekking posted by Petra on November 09, 1999 at 18:44:04:

: : Boy, oh, boy! The contrast in the Native American culture between "Deerslayer" and "Reservation Blues" is shocking. I don't think the clubs could have picked any two books that would be more provocative than these two are when read together.

: : Dana S.

: Hi Dana,

: interesting that you say that. Since I haven't read any of the two (yet; I really want to get the Alexie book, maybe on Thursday...), I'd be curious to hear what exactly you mean. I imagine contrasts like the portrayal as noble or even idyllic vs. the brutally honest portrayal of today's reality. But I'm just guessing. Can you tell us more?

: Petra


Hi, Petra!

I'll have to wait until this weekend. I'm afraid I have exhausted my meagre vocabulary. Let me restock and see if I can't string my thoughts together with a little more clarity. I will say that I wasn't so much thinking about how each author portrays the Indian, as about being immediately blasted into the 20th century.

Dana S.

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