Winter in the Blood - Part 4, Chapter 38 Summary & Analysis

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Part 4, Chapter 38 Summary

The narrator tells Yellow Calf about the old woman's death and learns that Yellow Calf is also from the Blackfeet tribe. In addition, he had been with Standing Bear's tribe at the time of his death. Yellow Calf saw the women of the tribe turn the grandmother into an outcast, threatened by her beauty, and he chose not only to take care of her, but to remain behind when the rest of the tribe was taken to a reservation. As the narrator prepares to leave, he suddenly realizes that Yellow Calf might possibly be his grandfather.

Part 4, Chapter 38 Analysis

Yellow Calf has lived silently close to the grandmother for many years and tonight admits to the narrator that he knew her and cared for her many years before. This revelation has been foreshadowed in previous chapters and suddenly helps certain facts...

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