Native American Literature 2.18.09 Simon Ortiz ? Sand Creek Part 2 Ortiz?s poems depict political and social marginalization by exposing both the visibility and the invisibility of Native American people. The collection of Native men from the VA hospital ultimately take shape as an assertive political community Ortiz?s poems use the expression of memory and emotion in order to reverse the political marginalization of Native people Seeing Shadows Individuals ? 9, 12, 13, 14, 53, 61 Community ? 39 Possibilities for Resistance/Renewal Memory ? 61, 23, 11 Writes about the political power of memory Emotion ? 58-59, 84-85, 95 Part of the settlement culture was the unhealthy repression of emotion Page 95, end of book, presents hope for the future
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