Analysis Of Shell Shaker

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There is a lot that happens in Howe’s novel Shell Shaker, murders, gambling, dreams, visions and much more. Shell Shaker was announced as winner of the American Book Award, it is a novel that teaches people the history and culture of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. This story is superb, mending past and present into one. The book deals with two parallel stories that are covered in the present, one is about the eighteenth-century murder of Choctaw warrior Red Shoes, and the other is on the 1991 murder of Chief Redford McAlester. It covers native issues in America and it examines how power corrupted in the past and present. The everlasting spirit Shell Shaker, who was born to be a peacemaker, could not resist meeting her death dressed vengefully

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