Indian Horse Setting

Richard Wagamese
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Ontario, Canada

The book is set in the Ontario province of Canada in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. The story examines the persistent oppression of native Canadians by white Canadians in this geographical and chronological setting. As is demonstrated in the novel, the sport of hockey is highly popular in this region. In addition, the winters there are quite harsh and cold.

St. Jerome’s Indian Residential School

St. Jerome’s Indian Residential School is a Christian missionary school. The students are native Canadian children who were kidnapped by white Canadians. The students are essentially captives and slaves. They receive almost no education, and they are employed in forced labor. The faculty is comprised of nuns and priests who sexually and physically abuse the students. Many children die there from disease, suicide, and the effects of physical abuse.

Manitouwadge

Manitouwadge is a town in Ontario, Canada. Its industry is...

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