Reservation Blues


Sherman Alexie

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Guitars, and most prominently Robert Johnson’s guitar (which in turn becomes Victor’s guitar), represent the powerful temptations of fame and the sacrifices that must be made to attain it. There is a legend…

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Horses appear at key moments throughout the text as a reminder of the pain and injustice that American Indians have suffered over generations. Horses are linked to an episode in Big Mom’s memory, when…

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