Short Answer Questions Key
1. What does the introductory poem summarize?
The pathos of the demise of the American Indian way.
2. The main character, a Ute boy, first learns the Indian legends, keeps them alive, and then lives with white men. What happens to him, ultimately?
The 'old ways' are driven from his life.
3. Twisted in spirit by first learning as a boy, then in young adulthood trying to kill memories and old influences, what happens to Tom?
He builds his own false legends as he goes.
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