Mink River Symbols & Objects

Brian Doyle
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Daniel’s Braids

The three braids in Daniel’s hair represent the family’s Irish heritage because they are similar to the black, brown and red braids worn by Daniel’s hero Cú Chulainn a legendary Irish hero.

Daniel’s Bicycle

Daniel’s bicycle is symbolic not only of one of his great loves but also of the way that he got hurt. After Daniel's accident Owen works to fix Daniel’s bicycle with the hopes the boy will be able to ride it again.

Funeral Canoe

Funeral canoes are representative of the funeral tradition in No Horse’s family. They were traditionally filled with food and stories for the deceased person and then hung in a tree. Daniel tells in one of his tape recorded stories that he and his father are building a funeral canoe for Worried Man.

Ceiling Fan

This ceiling fan represents the...

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