Dance Hall of the Dead Topics for Discussion

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Discuss Joe Leaphorn's view of logic and problem-solving. What aspects of his theories on problem-solving do you believe work best and why?

Being a good tracker takes intelligence, keen observational skills and patience, amongst other qualities. Which of these three or what other quality would you say is Leaphorn's strongest? Give examples from the story to support your position.

Describe the differences between the Zuni belief about the afterlife and the Navajo.

Describe any similarities you noticed between the Zuni and Navajo cultures, giving at least one example from the story.

Do you think it was fair to label young George Bowlegs crazy? Why or why not?

Based on what little you know about Ernesto Cata, including his thoughts from Chapter 1, do you think he inherited his people's prejudice against the Navajo? Explain your answer.

Describe Leaphorn's point of view on Ted Isaac's relationship with Susanne.

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