you wonder about the durability of stereotypes, ask Solo Greene. A
member of the Nez Perce Native American tribe and an education
specialist with an environmental group on the tribe's reservation
in Idaho, he began going into elementary schools five or six years
ago to speak to students.
thought it was just because they were young," he said in a phone
interview, in advance of his fifth-annual appearance in the Quad
Cities as part of a cultural exchange with Black Hawk College. "Some
of the questions that they asked me ... were: Where did I come from?
... How is it living in a tipi? Did I have to get a pass to get off