Discuss the importance of ethnic identity throughout the novel in relation to the following characters: Rayona, Christine, Aunt Ida and Lee.
Choose one of the following characters to discuss the internal struggle between a character's strength and weakness, focusing not only on the character who best exemplifies this struggle, but also has moments of triumph.
Discuss in detail two or three scenes that show the clash of cultures and what impact it has on the characters involved.
Discuss Dorris's portrayal of Indians and Indian culture. Are his depictions stereotypical or does he show them to be nuanced human beings with individual, as well as a collective struggle to find their places in the world?
What role do secrets play in the narrative of the three women and who do they affect the most profoundly?
Discuss the structure of the novel and the effect of having the story told...
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