The problem that was originally asked read as follows, "In the Native American culture does attachment to tradition really serve dreams and ambitions of young people? Are women free to pursue their dreams? When land is that significant to your identity and imagination, what happens when you lose it?"
This is the interesting and rather provocative query that manages to condense three very significant aspects of Native American culture that also happen to tie into the land.
First, it attempts to explore the relevance of cultural attachment in terms of social progress by way of the youth and how such an attachment influences their dreams and aspirations.
Secondly, it ponders the freedoms of women, especially with regards to how well they are socially equipped to pursue their own dreams. This is of particular relevance to the topic of land since Native American tribes derive a great deal of their cultural ethos from the land and women in this society often had a revered role as caretakers of the home, including rights of home ownership.
Thirdly, it enquires into the overall significance of land in maintaining social identity and culture, which upon discussion, can be argued as a vital ingredient and one without which certain tribes would not only lose their sense of orientation but even their will to continue living.