Objective: This novel focuses upon the relationships and the experiences of Native Americans during the beginning of the century, with Abel being the main focus of the action and of the reactions. Today's objective is to discuss the modern outlook on Native Americans versus ideas people may have possessed in the past.
1. Have the students make a list of as many Native American tribes as they can think of.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they believe Native Americans are treated well in today's times. Why or why not?
3. As a class, have the students discuss their reaction to this chapter being titled, "The Longhair." Why is this a derogatory term? Why do the students think the author decided to use this term? What is the impact it has on the story?
4. Homework: Have each student research one Native American tribe which survives today and discuss...
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