In the short story of “THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO SAY PHOENIX, ARIZONA” we see the rulership of colonization and its effects on the descendants of Native Americans and how drastically rules their lives. we see how the how victor and his relatives and pushed off into reservations and left with little means of self sufficiency. we also see the bad shape the economy is in their community leaving close to no one with money the firework sellers. the only source of money they have as a community is with their tribal council, who are reluctant to even give victor money due to its scarcity

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  1. I believe that the scarcity of money plays a significant role in the “regular” lifestyle of a native. We see that Victor’s way of living makes up most of the reservation, and we even see it in Thomas, as the lack of money becomes part of his culture.

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