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L.E. Smoot Library (lesmoot) | 67 comments Mod
How does the author deal with the problem of alcohol among Native Americans? Why do you think there are problems with drinking for many Native Americans? What are the consequences of alcohol dependency and abuse? What behaviors generally reflect how people living on the reservations feel about themselves, their lives, and futures? How does Junior respond to life on the reservation? How does he feel about his future?


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Rachael (daisylibrarian) How does the author deal with the problem of alcohol among Native Americans? - I'm not sure "deal with" would be right wording. How does the author show the reader the problem with alcohol consumption among Native Americans? Well, he show's the reason why Native Americans are so ready to take to the drink, and what can and most likely will happen to those who drink.

Why do you think there are problems with drinking for many Native Americans? - They believe that there is nothing better for them because of everything that has happened to them.

hat are the consequences of alcohol dependency and abuse? - The person abuses both the body and soul, and in the end will die of liver problems or because of unnatural causes.

What behaviors generally reflect how people living on the reservations feel about themselves, their lives, and futures? - Most people seemed depressed and really don't care what happens to them or their children.

How does Junior respond to life on the reservation? How does he feel about his future? - He feels like he is on the bottom of the totem pole, unable to be anything of worth, trash. When he had his talk with the teacher, he made the final decision to better himself and prove he is more than what people made him out to be.


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