The Revenant - Chapters 1-5 Summary & Analysis

Michael Punke
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Chapter One begins with Monsieur William H. Ashley writing a letter to James D. Pickens about the state of events that has unfolded with their troops. The Rocky Mountain Fur Company had been attacked by the Arikara, killing 16 of their men, wounding several others and stealing their horses. This was a major setback, as it caused Ashley to retreat while requesting the support of many others, including the U.S. Army. They retaliated against the Arikara with 700 men, and he vaguely describes how they were able to discipline the Arikara for their betrayal. However, more than 900 of the Arikara warriors escaped, who are now on the loose and a definite threat to the Rocky Mountain Fur Company as they continue their journey.

In Chapter Two, the story dives into the 11 trappers sitting around their camp, speaking quietly amongst each other while they wind...

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