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Mean Spirit Conflict & Theme. Once rivers of oil were found under the barren soil of Oklahoma, which had been sold to the Indians because of its uselessness, years of intimidation, fraud and murder of oil-rich Indians began. .

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Mean Spirit

Conflict & Theme

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Once rivers of oil were found under the barren soil of Oklahoma, which had been sold to the Indians because of its uselessness, years of intimidation, fraud and murder of oil-rich Indians began.

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Nola Blanket saw one of John Hale’s me shoot her mother, but if she reports this it surely will end her own life

  • When Belle Graycloud happens on a truckload of sacred eagles with the blue-white membranes of death closed over their eyes shot by hunters who will sell them for souvenir, they look to her like a tribe of small, gone people, murdered and taken away in the back of a truck
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Osage County is situated in the northeastern corner of Oklahoma’s Indian Territory, which the Osage people were forced upon after their relocation from the east. The trauma of the rapid change and brutality of the non-native newcomers and their institutions generated massive changes in the Osage social, political and economic structures.

  • The trauma of the Osage people in Mean Spirit started when, in the early 1900s, each person was given an allotment according to their choice of any parcel that was not already claimed by the non-native settlers.
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When the rich Indians living in Watona reconnect with the reclusive Hill People--a small group of Osage who have renounced the materialistic ways of their urban counterparts silence takes on a new dimension. Then the saga of exodus of the Graycloud family and most of the Hill Indians living in Watona.

  • Begins with the murder of Grace Blanket, "the richest Indian in the world," though there are allusions to earlier violence, mysterious deaths and cover ups. The murder of Grace Blanket by corrupt government officials
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1. The culture assimilation and colonialism between white and Indian people

  • Mean Spirit tells about Native Americans and those of the dominant white culture. It expresses the pain caused by the oppression of Native Americans. American Indian cultures have been associated with an intimate relationship with the land and holistic approach toward the world; their works present a different perspective on human interactions with the natural world.
  • The people who are out of place in Oklahoma are the Osage, according to those of the dominant white culture. Obviously, the Osage should be right at home on their native lands, but they are not.
  • Many of the Hill Indians had decided to leave Watona and relocate to the hills outside of town in order to ensure continuance of their peaceful way of life. Many of the Hill Indians resolved to live their lives without the dominant white culture’s incursions, the Hill Indians represent traditional tribal ways in the novel.
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2. The war of nationality about oil exploration matter

  • In this novel, the white people are killing members of their tribe, the Osage keep quiet in order to survive, which adds to the realization of how far into the human psyche self-censorship can reach.
  • Mean Spirit tells the tale of a small group of Osage Indians and how they are deceived, swindled, and murdered for their oil-rich lands. When the rich Indians living in Watona reconnect with the reclusive
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