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dancingurl216 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 17, 2008 at 1:25 AM via web

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What does he mean when he says that his grandmother was born when the kiowas were living the "last great moment of their history"?

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drey2007 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 22, 2008 at 7:29 AM (Answer #1)

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I think Momaday is talking about when the Kiowa were still a "free" tribe. They were still hunters and raiders roaming the plains of Oklahome, untill they were allocated to a reservation and forced to live there, which in a sense killed their free spirit. It was included how she witnessed the last Sun Dance ceremony and from then on she lived a life of assimilation

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