The essential questions here are:
a. What strategies can an oppressed people use to liberate
b. Which approach(es) worked best, and which approach(es)
worked poorly, for Native Americans?
a .What were the U.S. policies toward Native Americans
(during the period of 1920-1950) which negatively affected
the characters in this novel?
b. What are some of the approaches which may be taken by
a group of people who have been robbed of their land and,
subsequently, oppressed , in order to try to deal with the
situation (i.e., acculturation, passive resistance, militancy,
agree to act as a second class citizen, validate your culture,
c. Which of the above-named approaches are successful,
which self-destructive, and why?