Sailor Song - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12 Summary

Alice and Willi have an awkward meeting. In order to get out of the place, Alice offers to drive Ike and Shoola home. When they reach the hotel, Ike falls asleep in the van. Alice, Shoola, and Shoola's little sisters wake him up. They drive Ike back to his trailer. Meanwhile, the movie crew has transformed the town. All the old buildings are changed and even Ike's old trailer has been marked by the film crew.

Chapter 12 Analysis

The transformation of the town into a movie set provides an interesting image of a unique place selling the trappings of culture that are imagined by outsiders. While the film seeks an authentic Native Alaskan setting, all the details correspond to an imagined Native Alaskan setting, such as that of the children's story, Shoola and the Sea Lion, instead of a real place. The town is eager to participate...

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