Grey Owl: Misrepresentation Of Aboriginal People

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Grey Owl’s achievements and intentions were not justified due to the misrepresentation of aboriginal people. Firstly, Grey Owl manipulated the aboriginal culture and changed it to where Europeans and North Americans would accept it. In the poem ‘’romantic’’ Grey Owl shows how he exaggerated the Aboriginal culture to get his message across. ‘’Certainly, they’re romanticized, but then, it’s all part of the game, isn’t it? To give the public what it wants, & expects’ ’this quote shows how Grey Owl had no intention of being a real Indian, he just wanted to give the people what they want so he can get a good reputation and be well known. Secondly, Grey Owl played a roll in cultural appropriation. Not only did Grey Owl lie about his identity he also
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