Identity Crisis in Leslie Marmon Silko's Yellow Woman

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In the story, we can hear a silent cry of a young Indian woman with an almost childish soul about losing her traditions and heritage to where she could have escaped in the need of support, and a howl of revenge by an evil-spirit-like man-figure calling our attention to the deepness of the sufferings he and his race had to bear through the history of the colonization of Indians. As the story shows, Native Americans feel themselves in a total identity crisis; the sense of loss of power, the loss of contact with their traditions spread among them, and they became more and more desperate. They often have only minimal real connection with their culture; they seem to have no role model, and no spiritual past. This is what Leslie Marmon Silko acknowledges, and she tries to rescue her nation from this painful situation.
Native Americans, fiction, identity crises