What does braided hair symbolize?

Alexie’s poem, “Good Hair”, is about an Indian boy being questioned for slicing off his braids. The braids in this poem symbolizes culture. For Native Americans, braided hair symbolizes, “Strength and individuality” (Waldman). The poem also kept repeating the phrase, “Why did you slice off your braid?”


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