The Toughest Indian in the World - “South by Southwest” Summary & Analysis

Alexie, Sherman
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Summary

Third-person narration. Seymour, a middle-aged white man who is described in the narration as romantic and wanting to be both dangerous and kind, goes into an International House of Pancakes with an empty gun and demands that everyone lie down on the floor. He says he is going to Arizona, the narration commenting that “everybody loves Arizona because Arizona is potentially dangerous” (58). He says he wants to go on a non-violent killing spree and that he wants someone to go with him and fall in love with him along the way. An overweight Indian man who comes from “a salmon tribe” (59) and is immediately nicknamed Salmon Boy by Seymour agrees to go with him. Seymour takes a dollar from every person in the restaurant and runs out with Salmon Boy. As they leave town, they stop at a red light and kiss...

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