The Sacred Hoop Analysis

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The Sacred Hoop, by Paula Gunn Allen is an amazingly introspective look at the roles that American Indian women play in their families and tribes throughout a gynocentric culture. Through reading this text (which is actually a compilation of several works by different people)we are able to compare and contrast the ways, beliefs, cultures, rituals, and traditions that exist between Indians and non-Indians. In some aspects, we see that women, in their most basic form (which is also quite complex) hold the same abilities and powers no matter what their blood is. Gunn speaks about how women in this age, possibly through all ages, are “engaged in the struggle to redefine themselves” (Allen, 43). The modern American Indian woman is induced with this
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