Lesson 1 (from Section 1: chapter 1-3)
Section 1: chapter 1-3
In this first section, Sam separates himself from his culture by leaving Crow Country for Santa Barbara and begins a new life. The objective of this lesson is to examine Sam's separation from his culture.
1. Class Discussion: Why is Sam in Santa Barbara? How do you think he feels about being a Crow Indian? Does he seem to give it much thought in this section? Is he proud of his heritage? What changes has he made in his life to separate himself from his culture? What is his job? What is his lifestyle?
2. Brainstorming: As a class, make a list of the ways in which Sam has separated himself from the Crow Indian culture. Write ideas on the board as they are offered. The list should include the aspects of his life that don't seem to fit with the traditions of his...
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