The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Discussion Questions

This Study Guide consists of approximately 53 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
This section contains 275 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Study Guide

Read Leslie Marmon Silko's "The Storyteller," and then compare and contrast it with stories from Alexie's collection. Describe how each of them describes the value of storytelling as a tradition and a survival skill. Provide specific examples from the respective texts.

Research the relationship between the Coeur d'Alene Indians and the Spokane Indians and present your findings to your class.

Alexie's characters often respond to the way in which Native Americans have been stereotyped in popular culture. Research films and novels for illustrations of these stereotypes and list them on the board. Next, construct a list of the ways in which Alexie's stories respond to these stereotypes. Discuss as a class.

Alexie frequently describes how the Bureau of Indian Affairs has humiliated Native Americans. Research the BIA, and write a short essay about the ways it has changed in the last twenty years.

Argue for or...

(read more from the Topics for Further Study section)

This section contains 275 words
(approx. 1 page at 400 words per page)
Buy The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.