The Marrow Thieves Symbols & Objects

Cherie Dimaline
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Minerva

Minerva symbolizes the ancient ways of the Native American people, and she symbolizes the hope they have to bring down the system that is killing Native Americans for their dreams.

The Buffalo Tattoos

Miig and Isaac have matching buffalo tattoos that symbolize their commitment to each other. This is also how French recognizes Isaac when he first encounters him.

The Vials

The essence of the Native Americans is captured in vials that are apparently being used to restore dreams to the general population. The vials symbolize the attitude that the Native Americans have something everyone else wants and that they are an expendable race of people.

Dreams

Dreams symbolize hopes, fears, and ideas. The lack of dreams symbolizes hopelessness that drives people mad. The fact that Native Americans are the only ones who actually have dreams is symbolic of their heritage and of connections, maybe spiritual...

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