The Kentucky Cycle - Study Guide Play Two, The Courtship of Morning Star Summary & Analysis

Robert Schenkkan
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A narrator announces the second play, "The Courtship of Morning Star," which takes place one year after the first play.

In Scene 1, Michael Rowen, the Irish trader from the first play, drags an Indian woman who struggles viciously and curses him in Cherokee on stage. He hauls her into his cabin, throws her to the floor and welcomes her home.

In Scene 2 Rowen and the woman are asleep in bed. The woman slips out from under Rowen's arm, but she discovers that her wrist is tied to his other wrist by a length of rawhide. She tries to untie it, but it's too tight. She grabs a log from beside the fire, but Rowen wakes up before she can hit him. They struggle and end up crouched on the floor, facing each other...

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