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  1. Typically, not many travelers who come through the same reservation, although a black man known as Robert, supposedly sells his soul to Thomas, who is highly regarded as a gentleman
  2. Generally, the book, "Reservation Blues" goes beyond being a comical story regarding the hardship of everyday life of many young Americans
  3. The author of the article describes the oppression of Indians by European settlers, showing their deprivation of land. To them, the land was a source of life
  4. Even with the wholesale exploration like North America or Australia, the outcomes of the settler colonialism of genocide are not evenly manifested
  5. The mere existence of a reserve in Alexie's story indicates oppression of the minority in the society by the superior races
  6. Colonialism and Genocide have both physical and psychological effects. They instill fear in people
  7. The racial discrimination in the two literature works brings out inequality and the level of hatred that one race can have towards another

Different cultures around the world seem to intertwine in various aspects including ethical practices and unethical practices such as settler colonization. The key differences context, region, and races involved. This assertion is clearly depicted in a book and article analyzed in this paper. The paper analyses settler colonization in the book, Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie and compares the thematic contexts to that depicted in the article Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native by Patrick Wolfe.

[...] Generally, the book, ?Reservation Blues,? goes beyond being a comical story regarding the hardship of everyday life of many young Americans, though in the context of the characters presented. The book presents these hardships based on the young Americans wishing to start a band. The article seems to reflect the same aspects by bringing out topics like settler colonialism as well as genocide, which also reflect what is brought out in the book. Essentially, the book depicts the story of the modern day struggles in terms of the way the Americans face hardships. [...]


[...] Reservation blues. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press Alexie, Sherman. Reservation blues. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press Wolfe, Peter. "Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native." Journal of Genocide Research, Volume Issue 2006: 387-409. Wolfe, Peter. "Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native." Journal of Genocide Research, Volume Issue 2006: 387-409. Wolfe, Peter. "Settler colonialism and the elimination of the native." Journal of Genocide Research, Volume Issue 2006: 387. Alexie, Sherman. Reservation blues. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press Wolfe, Peter. [...]


[...] The perpetuated ones include Cambodia, America, and Rwanda. Darfur, however, did not seem to be due to settler colonialism.[5] The mere existence of a reserve in Alexie's story indicates oppression of the minority in the society by the superior races. The book author strives to depict how freedom is good for everyone. In this regard, the author says, ?Everybody likes to have a place to think, to meditate, to eat a burrito . The original people of the land are put together in one piece of land from which they are expected to get comfortable and move on with life. [...]

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