His misgivings about going to Oxford:
At that same powwow, in a special ceremony I was given the traditional Indian name “Outstanding War Bonnet.” A war bonnet, or headdress, is worn by warriors who have amassed many great deeds, each signified by an eagle feather. My great deed was the Rhodes, and I was given a headdress covered in eagle feathers.
A local Indian health clinic made a poster; it shows a picture of me, alongside a very old picture of my great grandfather, the original Bear Don’t Walk, my family’s namesake. The poster lauds my scholarship, and says, “This is Today’s Warrior: Drug and Alcohol Free.” These posters were pasted on the doors and walls of local businesses. I would run into pictures of myself all over town.
Some good points here about how heroes and "warriors" aren't necessarily physical fighters. And about how it's hard to shake one's cultural upbringing. The rest of the essay is interesting too.
For more on Rhodes Scholars, see Rhodes Scholar Tackles Native Health and Rhodes Scholar Organized Lenape Exhibit.