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Complete Question Explanation

The correct answer choice is (C).

Answer choice (A):

Answer choice (B):

Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice.

Answer choice (D):

Answer choice (E):

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I'm having trouble finding direct support in the passage for C. I understand how the statement broadly fits into the author's view, but intertribalism is never cited as the reason native Americans are able to maintain their cultural differences (as far as I could tell). Is the support for C supposed to come from a broad inference based on the author's position that intertribalism will not cause assimilation, therefore we as readers can surmise that it is a factor that makes it less "difficult for native Americans to maintain cultural differences between native American and Euroamerican society" as C implies?
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Hi Heather,

We can find support for answer choice (C) in the last paragraph of the passage. It describes intertribalism as something that reinforces Native American identity against threats by "outsiders." That language indicates that the threat is from outside the community, or from the Euroamerican society. If the intertribal activities reinforce Native American identity, then without those activities, it would be more difficult to maintain the distinction between Native American and Euroamerican societies.

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I see now why C is correct, but do you mind explaining why D is incorrect? Is it because the passage does not state why the powwows were revived?
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Hi lsatquestions!

Yes, you're correct! (D) is incorrect because it cannot be entirely supported by the passage. While we do have evidence of the revival/resurgence of the tradition, we cannot say that there was an "extended hiatus" nor do we know the exact reason for the revival. Since this is a Must Be True question, we need textual support. Without it, the answer is incorrect!

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