Blue Highways: A Journey Into America - Section 6, North by Northwest, Chapters 1-10 Summary & Analysis

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Section 6, North by Northwest, Chapters 1-10 Summary and Analysis

William muses about the nature of change as he drives through California and into Oregon. William bypasses Klamath Falls and motors on toward the Cascade Mountains where he stops for awhile to wait out a rain storm. While he waits, William reads a copy of The Sacred Pipe, an account of Oglala Sioux Indians written by Black Elk, who writes that "the blue road is the route of 'one who is distracted, who is ruled by the senses, and who lives for himself rather than for his people'" (Chapter 2, Page 227). William is shocked to see the words about blue highways, a term that he thought he had created and wonders if maybe there had been some ancestral memory beckoning him to take his blue highways journey.

By now, William has exhausted...

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