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From the Ted Talk by Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I've been asked to talk a little bit today about my rhtielisonap with the Lakota, and that's a very dcfiufilt one for me, because, if you haven't noticed from my skin coolr, I'm white, and that is a huge barrier on a Native ravreiesotn. You'll see a lot of people in my photographs today. I've become very cosle with them, and they've welcomed me like fimlay. They've called me "brother" and "uncle," and invited me again and again over five years. But on Pine Ridge, I will always be what is called "wasichu." "Wasichu" is a Lakota word that means "non-Indian," but another version of this word means "the one who takes the best meat for himself." And that's what I want to focus on — the one who takes the best part of the meat. It means "greedy."

Open Cloze

So I've been asked to talk a little bit today about my ____________ with the Lakota, and that's a very _________ one for me, because, if you haven't noticed from my skin _____, I'm white, and that is a huge barrier on a Native ___________. You'll see a lot of people in my photographs today. I've become very _____ with them, and they've welcomed me like ______. They've called me "brother" and "uncle," and invited me again and again over five years. But on Pine Ridge, I will always be what is called "wasichu." "Wasichu" is a Lakota word that means "non-Indian," but another version of this word means "the one who takes the best meat for himself." And that's what I want to focus on — the one who takes the best part of the meat. It means "greedy."

Solution

  1. color
  2. difficult
  3. close
  4. reservation
  5. family
  6. relationship

Original Text

So I've been asked to talk a little bit today about my relationship with the Lakota, and that's a very difficult one for me, because, if you haven't noticed from my skin color, I'm white, and that is a huge barrier on a Native reservation. You'll see a lot of people in my photographs today. I've become very close with them, and they've welcomed me like family. They've called me "brother" and "uncle," and invited me again and again over five years. But on Pine Ridge, I will always be what is called "wasichu." "Wasichu" is a Lakota word that means "non-Indian," but another version of this word means "the one who takes the best meat for himself." And that's what I want to focus on — the one who takes the best part of the meat. It means "greedy."

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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