Week #6 – Article Example
Week #6 The first part of extract talks about ‘Fools Crow. ’ This novel talks about White Mans Dog who is later referred to as Fools Crow, a youthful Blackfoot Indian on the margin of adulthood, and his clan, identified as the Lone Eaters. The assault of white community threatens to transform their customary approach of life, and they must decide to resist or assimilate (4). The tale is an influential portrait of a vanishing approach of life. The question that a reader asks during the story is what are guiding principles in life? Yellow Kidney selects White Mans Dog to commander the other youthful fighters in thieving a herd of horses. At first, White Mans Dog is a little afraid that he has been selected, however, he sings his warrior topical songs to gain bravery. Turn of event is seen during the time Yellow was absent, Yellow Kidneys wife, heavily built woman, and makes a promise that suppose Yellow Kidney return, the wife will assumes Medicine Woman during the Sun Dance festive. This is an extraordinary request as majority of bands did not appreciate to have a female proclaim herself for this responsibility; … if she failed, it would bring dishonor on them and disfavor from Sun Chief himself..." (44), and ahead Yellow Kidneys arrival, White Mans Dog is propelled to attain consent from the other groups of Pikunis. White Mans dog comes back to his tribe where he attains respect for his achievement in the attack. He earns his name, Fools Crow, when he returns to the Crow clan and is capable to scalp their chief known as Bull Shield, by masquerading to be deceased. The story ends with Crow’s visions; the yellow hide shows four diverse visions to White Mans Dog. “Wolverine is my brother, from wolverine I take my courage…” (185), reveals the change that is monitored the story.
Welch, James. Fools Crow. New York: Penguin Books, 2011. Print. Extract from 6.1: Fools Crow.