There There Short Essay - Answer Key

Tommy Orange
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1. Orange opens the prologue with a Bertolt Brecht poem about singing in dark times. How is this poem relevant to Native history as Orange writes about it in There There?

Orange writes extensively in There There about the importance of singing, dancing and music in Native culture. Orange also writes about the hundreds of years of struggle, oppression and slaughter Natives suffered at the hands of white colonists in America, which certainly constitute dark times. Brecht's poem is about both singing and dark times, so that is why it is relevant to Native history as Orange explores it.

2. Where does the prologue narrator say the Indian Head image appeared until the late 1970s?

The Indian head image was a test pattern on television after all the programming had ended and was broadcast until the late 1970s in America.

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