Five Days in a Row Ain't Happening When I'm Preparing for my Qualifying Exams: (Deal with it!) (Day 4)
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This weeks resolution: I will write blog entries for the next five days (one per day) about whatever my friends post in the comments on my Facebook Page.
Dear Rachel (and Auntie)
I am going to wait on writing a blog for you for your comment because I have decided to bring this poem to my class and have them analyze it for me so that I can write about what they say. We'll probably do a quick "Indian humor" kinda thing so they know that:
1. We're funny
2. People think we are stoic and strong but
3. We mostly let them think that cause we thought that would be funny.
I'll let you know what they say. They usually like the Indian humor stuff. To be continued...
Love - Me
“It has always great disappointment to Indian people that the humorous side of Indian life has not been mentioned by professed experts on Indian Affairs. Rather the image of the granite-faced grunting redskin has been perpetuated by American mythology.” -Vine Deloria, Jr.
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Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. She received her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She is also a writer, mother, volunteer Executive Director for the Native Women's Collective and is currently re-watching My Name is Earl...
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