The Only Good Indians - Chapters 27 – 31 Summary & Analysis

Stephen Graham Jones
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In Chapter 27, ‘Saturday,’ Denorah arrives at the sweat lodge on the morning after the sweat lodge ceremony. No one knows about the deaths yet. When she nears the sweat lodge and Cassidy’s house, she sees an unfamiliar woman, who claims that she is Shaney. (It is the elk spirit.) Shaney says that Cassidy, Gabe, Nathan, and Victor have gone on a brief horseback ride and will be back soon. She then challenges Denorah to a one-on-one basketball game on the nearby basketball court. Denorah accepts. They begin to play, and Denorah is shocked to see how skilled Shaney is.

In Chapter 28, ‘Thanksgiving Classic,’ Denorah and Shaney are tied at 15 points each, playing to 21. Denorah pushes herself to nearly her limit, determined to win for the dignity of Blackfeet. This thinking is compelled in part by Denorah’s knowledge that Shaney is a Crow...

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