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For the White poets who would be Indian Essay

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Hill has published widely in poetry journals and is the author of a collection entitled In Praise of Motels. In the following essay, she presents Rose's poem as a work of controlled anger, written in a voice both poetic and indignant.

How individuals deal with feelings of injustice or anger toward an entire group of people can be as varied as the personalities of those going through the experience. Human history is full of any number of reactions to unfair treatment and intrusion on personal space—from the creation of social and political reforms to murderous revenge by a few and all out war among nations. The so-called founding and development of America by Christopher Columbus and the Europeans who followed were accepted without question for most of the 500- year history of this country. Despite the reluctant acknowledgement of how that founding impacted the lives of people...

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