Perna 2like she had in her homeland. She describes the landscape in such detail to show the difference between her home and Dartmouth to show the significance of even small details and how they made her feel.5. Alvord recalls the traditions of Kinaalda, a ceremony for women coming of age to achieve power, the strength of womanhood, confidence, and security. Traditions include: getting a massage from head to toe, being sung to, being baked a cake, and each day running a mile towards the new sun (her new life). Alvord includes this in the paragraph because she was not given this celebration and feels that if she were to of had this, she might have been able to perform under such “loneliness and alienation” at Dartmouth much better because of its ability toincrease a woman’s self-confidence and decrease internal conflicts.6. Alvord’s tone in the two paragraphs on the history of Dartmouth and its Native American studies program is irritated. When she says, “The college flourished, but for literally hundreds of years its original founding purpose was not honored. ‘Educating savages’ was not onthe real agenda; it had simply been a way to get land and money”, Alvord shows her anger towards the manipulation of Indian tribes by the Dartmouth committee to ensure Indian admission into the college, only to be put in a special program separate from everyone else.