Montana 1948 - Chapter Two Summary & Analysis

Larry Watson
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Chapter Two Summary

Wesley begins working on the investigation the following day. David knows this not because his father says so but because Wesley tells Gail that he'll buy her some honey from Birdwell's Honey Farm, which is on the way to the reservation. Wesley has no authority on the reservation and is looking for information that will substantiate Marie's accusations. Wesley returns later in the day and David sees him at the diner, though Wesley isn't seated at the table he usually takes with his friends. Instead, Wesley is talking with an Indian named Ollie Young Bear. Ollie is married to a white woman, is a graduate of college and a "war hero," and David says that many people see him as what Indians can become if they work hard enough to escape the alcohol addiction and poverty of the reservation. Despite the...

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