Every Little Hurricane Short Story

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The short story, “Every Little Hurricane,” displays examples of each issue the Native Americans face, mostly about painful memories and individual “storms” that the actual storm causes. For example, Victor was taken back to a vivid memory of Christmas when he was four, a year that he watched his Father heavily weep because he did not have the money to pay for gifts; he was so broke that he continuously opened and closed his wallet, hoping the result would be different each time(Alexie pg. 4-5). Another example of reconciling in the past is at the party, “But the storm that had caused their momentary anger did not die. Instead, it moved from Indian to Indian at the party, giving each a specific, painful memory”(Alexie pg. 8). The literal hurricane
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