Where the Dead Sit Talking Setting

Brandon Hobson
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Oklahoma

The American state of Oklahoma is the narrative's primary, broad-strokes setting. The state is in the Mid-West, a plains state known, like the other plains states, for flatness, isolation, and a history of often tense relationships between Caucasian settlers and Indians. While none of these aspects of the state play a direct or active role in defining the events of the narrative, the implications of these elements, as associated with the state and its reputation / identity, are important subtextual, or implied elements.

Little Crow

The small town of Little Crow is the closest community to the Troutt house home where Sequoyah, Rosemary, and George are all fostered. The town is not described in great detail, but there is a sense that it is a large enough city to have a school, apartment buildings, and a business sector, but not large enough that urban-ness, and urban sophistication, are its...

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