This reads very much as its title predicts it will: a slice of life about people on a frontier, but in this case the conflict is cultural and not physical.
This is an argument. I suspect there is more than one major argument. What do you see as those arguments? Why do you think that?
How does Kolowich make his case? Does he fairly present both sides? What conclusions do you draw from the evidence he gives you?
Are there any ways he could have been more convincing? Is there anything that hurts his argument?