The Only Good Indians - Chapters 6 – 10 Summary & Analysis

Stephen Graham Jones
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Chapter 6, ‘That Saturday,’ is a flashback that takes place ten years ago. Lewis, Ricky, Gabe, and Cass were on or near the Blackfeet Reservation, hunting elk with rifles. They were excited by the idea of the hunt, which they felt would connect them to their ancestors in some symbolic way. It was snowing, and they were tracking elk footprints. They saw a herd of elk cross into a section that was off-limits, except to Blackfeet elders. The four hunters decided to venture into the area to follow the herd. Soon, they found an exceptionally large herd of elk, and they began firing their rifles into it. They each managed to kill at least one elk. Gabe dubbed the event the ‘Thanksgiving Classic,’ since it was almost Thanksgiving Day. At one point, the recoil of Lewis’ rifle cause his gun scope to hit his eye...

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