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Fools Crow Summary
James Welch (poet)

Everything you need to understand or teach Fools Crow by James Welch (poet).

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Fools Crow Summary

Plot Summary

Fools Crow is a story of dreams, honor, loss and changes. It is a coming of age story that takes place amid hardships beyond anything the Pikunis (part of the Blackfeet tribe) have faced in the past due to the encroachment of the Napikwans (white man).

Eighteen-year-old White Man's Dog, who later earns the name Fools Crow when he gains war honors, is a Pikunis brave who struggles with his place in society. Without wealth, no woman finds him attractive as a husband. He has prayed to the "Above Ones" for stronger medicine, but decides that it is up to him to find his power. If he can get a "many-shots-gun" it can increase his wealth. He daydreams of the pleasure of many wives but has never touched a woman. Because of this, his friends make fun of him.

White Man's Dog's friend Fast Horse invites him to...

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