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The Narrator

There is a hint of non-fiction to this book that allows the reader to surmise that N. Scott Momaday is also the narrator. Under this assumption, the narrator is a man who has left his family's homeland to make his own life elsewhere. However, the narrator has remained in contact with his family largely due to his relationship with his grandmother. Grandmother's death prompts the narrator to return to her home and take a spiritual journey through his ancestry.

The narrator spends time revisiting Kiowa stories. As he works through each story, the narrator learns about his ancestors and in turn about himself. Although the book does not focus on the narrator's personal journey, the reader can see some growth from beginning to end. There is an increased sense of knowledge and appreciation for his family history. The narrator takes time out of his own life to...

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