Ian Frazier Writing Styles in On the Rez

Ian Frazier
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Structure

Perspective

"On the Rez" is written from the first-person perspective of the author and narrator, Ian Frazier. The non-fiction narrative explores the life of modern-day Native Americans (Indians), and Frazier's perspective is unique but appropriate because of his affinity to the Indians despite his white heritage. Throughout the book, Frazier shares anecdotes pertaining to his friendships with various Indians, particularly his close friend, Le, as well as his multiple visits to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, home of the Oglala Sioux. The narrator does a fantastic job of incorporating historical facts and events into his narrative, explaining how the past continues to impact the lives of the Oglala even today. Through his portrait of a largely fallen culture, Frazier explores their humanity and how their culture impacted the American dream while simultaneously introducing readers to the harsh realities of life on the reservation where tragedy...

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