Who Am I
Who Am I?
Identity. The dictionary defines identity as, "sameness of essential or generic character in different instances the relation established by psychological identification,"(http:// www.m-w.com). Identity is important to Native Americans for the reason that it connects them to the land they are "intended" to live on and with their heritage. The authors whose works will be analyzed in this essay are James Welch, N. Scott Momaday, and Lucy Tapahonso, and their works, The Death of Jim Loney, the "Introduction" from The Way to Rainy Mountain, and What I Am, respectively. This essay will cover the concept of identity and how three authors use this concept to convey to their audience the importance of individual and group identity.
Identity can also be defined as the distinguishing character or personality of an individual. Identity of self is important to most people, but most especially to Native Americans for the reasons that they feel a pe...