Player Piano - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

Paul finds himself drugged and answering questions under the influence of truth serum. He tells his captives all about the plan to pretend to fire him, and he tells how he quit, though no one believed him. Paul says that he's not on the side of the corporation, and his questioner, Finnerty, says that means that Paul is on the side of the Ghost Shirt Society.

Finnerty and Lasher explain to the drug-addled Paul that the Ghost Shirt Society is named after the Ghost Dance religion. When the Native Americans were being overtaken by the white men, the Ghost Dance religion became popular. It preached that the Native Americans would take back their rightful place in the new world. The Ghost Shirt was supposed to be a magic shirt that the braves would wear to fend off bullets and defeat the white men...

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