Everything you need to understand or teach Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie.
The novel Reservation Blues tells the story of several Native Americans who start a band on an Indian Reservation near Spokane Washington. The band encounters many allies and adversaries along the way, but sometimes it is difficult to tell who genuinely wants to help the band and who wants to take something from them.
The story begins when Robert Johnson arrives at the Spokane Indian Reservation. Considered one of the greatest of blues players, Robert Johnson was believed by many to have sold his soul to Satan in exchange for his phenomenal skill at playing guitar. He arrives on the Spokane reservation in search of Big Mom, a woman he believes can help him escape his deal with the devil. Thomas Builds-the-Fire is the first reservation resident to speak to Johnson and when Thomas gives Johnson a ride near Big Mom's house, Johnson intentionally leaves his guitar behind...
Reservation Blues Lesson Plans contain 132 pages of teaching material, including: