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Native Americans and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

In the novel, There, There (2018) by Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyanne and Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, we are introduced to a variety of Native Americans who suffer from alcoholism and hear the stories of the impact alcohol had on them and their children, including one character who was born with fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). This project will dive into why Native Americans turn to alcohol and the effects it leaves, not only on the one using the alcohol to cope but on the children as well, with a focus on FAS.

Mary Glasheen '23