Objects & Places from There There

Tommy Orange
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Indian Head

This is a powerful image that is used in several different ways throughout the book, including representations of whites' brutal violence towards, and murder of, Indians. Orange concentrates his treatment of this image in the book's "prologue" section, where he uses this image as a means to explore some common stereotypes about Indians.

Powwows

These events provide a common arena where Indians can celebrate their heritage and traditions as a community. In There There, one of these events provides the setting where the dramatic climactic action occurs.

Money

Many of the characters in There There experience both long-term and daily stresses related to the lack of this. The desire to acquire this is what drives many characters to make and act on their worst decisions, which result in tragic consequences.

Storytelling

This plays an extremely important role in the preservation of Indian culture and the passing...

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