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Powwow Highway dealt a lot with the identity of the Native American in America today. The people as a whole are still being stereotyped as those who cannot speak proper english and who trade almost anything for alcohol. Powwow Highway addressed these issues and how a Native American can combat these stereotypes while still staying in touch with or discovering their roots. The two main characters in this film consequently to road to find their identities as Cheyenne brothers. What I noticed while watching this movie is how interesting it is that almost all oppressed people became so because of land and resources. It is difficult in America to subvert these ideas and reclaim what once belonged to a people.