My Knowledge Of Native Americans Culture Stems From My Parent 's Teachings About The Reservation

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My knowledge of Native Americans culture stems from my parent’s teachings about the topic. When I was young my mother went on multiple mission trips to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. My mother came back with stories and cultural details unbeknownst to most of citizens I interact with today, one particular story described kids in the tribe that had no shoes and walked around bare foot constantly. I was appalled by this as a child and decided I too would go without shoes, this didn’t last long but this book helped me understand and provide context for my early childhood lessons about Native America culture. In the book the narrator, Junior, reminded me of the lack of health options for the reservations. Often times reservations are idiotically far away from real health care providers that have modern equipment and a surplus of the most up to date medications. This probably accounted for why it was so dangerous to do Junior’s surgery when he was a child. Later my mother explained how bad alcohol addiction was on the reservation, at the time my aunt was going through withdrawn from alcoholism. I couldn’t imagine a population of people who a majority of the people in it have an addiction to alcohol. Life on reservations is difficult for everyone who lives there especially for the children that live there. This is because childhood abuse is common on the reservations often attributed to alcoholism and stress of not being able to provide for themselves let alone their

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