Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West Themes

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The old west was a place where there was little law and order and murder was an everyday occurrence. In this novel, murder is not only a happenstance of the lack of law and order, but it is the business of the gang with which the kid finds himself attached. The governor of Chihuahua hires the Glanton gang to rid the state of Indians and to find the leader of a gang of Indians, a man named Gomez, and kill him for a massacre he perpetrated on a small village within the state. Glanton and his gang ride the desert looking for traces of Indians and killing every Indian they come in contact with, including an old woman who is not hurting anyone. Not only this, but they also take the scalps of these Indians in order to prove they have killed them.

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