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What seems to be motivating the killer?

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Posted May 28, 2013 at 6:46 PM via web

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What seems to be motivating the killer?

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crmhaske | College Teacher | (Level 3) Associate Educator

Posted May 28, 2013 at 8:20 PM (Answer #1)

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The Indian Killer tells the story of an Indian serial-killer who murders white men by hunting them down, scalping them, and then finally killing them.  As a signature, so no mistake can be made of his purpose, he leaves behind feathers as an indication of his Indian race.  He is motivated by a blind rage and a deep racism for the white men he blames for the violent past of his people.  His actions spark a racial divide in the city in which he rampages causing an uprising of racially motivated violence perpetrated by both sides.

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