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    A Yellow Raft in Blue Water is divided into three sections narrated by three different Native American women: Rayona, Christine, and Ida. Rayona’s narrative begins at the hospital, where she is playing cards with her mother, Christine, who drinks heavily and is frequently hospitalized. Rayona’s father, Elgin, arrives and argues with Christine. Rayona leaves for the parking lot and finds Christine trying to break into their car. Christine says she is going to crash the car so Rayona can collect the

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    A Yellow Raft in Blue Water - Mixed Blood When we read books, especially when we're young, we're especially alert for things to recognize, clues to help us place ourselves in a confusing and daunting universe in which gender, age, economics, and identity itself are muddled by too much information, too many possibilities. We are externally ordered by one constellation in our immediate household, another in our social or school setting, many others on television. Where do we fit? What is the community

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    Blues Genre: Muddy Waters

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    McKinley “Muddy Waters” Morganfield left Stovalls plantation outside Clarksdale for Chicago in 1943, drawn by the wartime boom in factory jobs. By the late 1940s his electrified rural delta style brought him success as a blues musician with hits such as “I Cant Be Satisfied” (1948). Having signed to Chess records, Waters’ started to enjoy the commercial success that his music allowed him. The audience responded, Marshall Chess recalled to R&B historian Arnold Shaw that “Waters hit the local crowds

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    Rayona’s Growth in A Yellow Raft In Blue Water As the subject of the first section of Doris' novel, A Yellow Raft In Blue Water, Rayona faces many problems that are unique to someone her age. Ray's mixed race heritage makes her a target of discrimination on the reservation. Problems in her family life (or lack thereof), give Rayona a reversed role in which she is the mother taking care of Christine. In dealing with these issues, Rayona learns a lot about herself and others. Because of

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    People don’t always deal with the same issues in the same way. In the novel, A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, author Michael Dorris explores the perspectives of three women whose stories are tangled together through a history of secrets and lies. Rayona, Christine, and Ida all deal with their own share of hardships throughout the course of the novel. As each new perspective is revealed, it becomes clear that our three protagonists face issues with self discovery, a desire to fit in, and personal growth

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    Symbolism of the Yellow Raft in Yellow Raft in Blue Water Native American’s find symbolism in many everyday items and colors are no exception. They believe that yellow is a conflicting motif, on one hand it denotes happiness, joy, and contentment but on the other hand it is the color of cowardice, deceit, and hurt. Michael Dorris, the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue Water, coming from a Native American background, most likely considered this while choosing the title for this bestseller

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    Appearance: The Blue Mountains Water Skink is fairly long-bodied and slender lizard. It can reach sizes up to 200 millimeters and weigh up to ten grams. It's scales have a shimmery shine to them, with long stripes along its back and a multitude of pale yellow spots throughout the length of it's body. It also has a light underbelly, which contrasts against the darker scales on top. Taxonomy: Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Squamata Family: Scincidae Genus: Eulamprus Species: Eulamprus leuraensis

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    Blue Gold: World Water Wars In the documentary, Blue Gold: World Water Wars, it follows several people and countries world-wide in their fight for fresh water. The film exposes giant corporations as they bully poorer developing countries to privatize their own supply of fresh water. As a result of the privatization, corporations make a hefty profit while the developing countries remain poor. Blue Gold: World Water Wars also highlights the fact that Wall Street investors are going after the desalination

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    This Blue Gold film on Water Wars, directed by Sam Bozzo, has some very important messages; water is a necessary component for all human beings, its supply is running out faster than we are able to replenish the source. In my opinion, this video encourages us to save water, to understand the politics, and to help out in this water crisis. This reminds me of the book Mockingjay part 1. It 's seems like we are district 13, and the government is the capitol. They don 't care about who dies, and

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    Water. It comprises sixty-six percent of our bodies and aids almost every cell process in the body (100 Amazing Water Facts You Should Know, 2014). The manifold uses of water ranges from life, recreation, to religious needs. The issue is that billion-dollar companies privatized water, are leeching the world’s most abundant resource, and are slowly killing the earth in the process. Blue Gold: World Water Wars gives a glimpse into privatized water companies and the destruction being brought on by

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