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  • Poverty
  • "... I am just a poor-ass reservation kid living with his poor-ass family on the poor-ass Spokane Indian Reservation"(Alexie pg 7).
  • Poverty
  • "I wanted to hate him for his weakness. I wanted to hate Dad and Mom for our poverty."(Alexie pg 11).
  • Poverty
  • "Anyway, after my petrified wood day, I caught a ride with a Bureau of Indian Affairs white guy and he dropped me off right in front of my house"(Alexie pg 89).
  • The author, Sherman Alexie, is explaining how Junior, the main character, is saying how he's a nobody. The only thing he is known as is a poor indian.
  • This is an example of poverty because when Oscar, Juniors dog, got sick, Juniors family didn't have the money to take Oscar to the vet therefor, Juniors dad had to shoot Oscar.
  • In this quote, Alexie is showing how Junior has to get rides from different people because his parents can afford to buy gas to drive to Juniors school to pick him up.
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