The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 10 Summary

Twenty years ago, Thomas-builds-a-fire had held the reservation postmaster hostage at gunpoint because he wanted tribal revisions. Thomas-builds-a-fire surrendered and was cleared regarding the charges. However, he went from constantly telling stories to being completely silent. Victor believed he was telling stories internally. Now, Thomas-builds-a-fire was talking again and he was sent to jail for calling the tribal police chief's wife "a savage in polyester pants."

In his trial, Thomas-builds-a-fire tells a story about a battle he was involved in and he tells a story of how he killed soldiers in 1858. The courtroom is in chaos as Thomas-builds-a-fire continues to tell stories. Thomas-builds-a-fire is sent to prison for the crimes he admits to through his stories.

Chapter 10 Analysis

This chapter demonstrates the power of stories. Thomas-builds-a-fire talks about being a soldier in the 1800's and he is so convincing that he is convicted...

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