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Pickard - 1 - Clint Pickard Katy Jaekel English 105 10 March 2006 Cowboys have Always Been Immortalized by American Culture In the poem My Heroes have Never Been Cowboys , Sherman Alexie lists fourteen supporting points to his title. Each point highlights the glorification of cowboys or insensitivities towards Native Americans as seen by Alexie during his youth. Throughout the piece, a small amount of satire is applied, yet the arguments made are serious ethnic issues. The main argument made is that the unfair treatment of Native Americans is still a widely accepted idea in our American culture. Judging from the unique writing style and social views, this poem was written for a number of different people. People in academics are going to read this for its creative title and separating techniques. More prominent readers will be those of Native American ancestry or influence. It is important for readers to have a base knowledge of Western modernization and country-western movies.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course ENGL 105 taught by Professor Jaekel during the Spring '05 term at Iowa State.

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