Suzan Shown Harjo's Quote Analysis

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Suzan Shown Harjo’s quote is satirical, yet very realistic and full of factual information. Frybread, consisting of non-nutritional items like “white flour, salt, sugar and lard,” can cause deadly long time diseases for Natives. For example, heart disease caused from clogged arteries, diabetes which leads to an array of external and internal issues like cataracts and dialysis. These diseases not only shorten individuals’ lives, but also cause devastating effects on the person and their families. Harjo willingly blasted outlandish accusations made by Natives on frybread being an “Indian” food; it is a cardio infarction waiting to happen. I’m apart of the Lumbee tribe and every year innumerous Lumbees come back to Pembroke to celebrate Lumbee

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