Indian Horse Symbols & Objects

Richard Wagamese
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Hockey

Hockey symbolizes personal fulfillment. When Saul plays hockey, he is able to experience personal happiness even when he is in difficult circumstances, such as being a student at St. Jerome’s. Unfortunately, the traumas of oppression gradually erode his ability to enjoy hockey and be happy in general.

St. Jerome’s School

St. Jerome’s Indian Residential School symbolizes the horror and persistence of racially charged atrocities. The St. Jerome’s school serves the narrative purpose of demonstrating the horrific racial oppression that persisted in Canada in the 1960s. The native Canadian students are captives and kidnapping victims who are physically and sexually abused by the faculty, are denied real education, and are forced to work hard labor.

Gods Lake

Gods Lake symbolizes the value of personal heritage and family. When Saul makes a pilgrimage to Gods Lake as an adult, he has a vision of...

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