The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Chapters 14-19 Summary and Analysis

Sherman Alexie

Chapters 14-19 Summary and Analysis


Junior wonders why Indians celebrate Thanksgiving, given the history between the Pilgrims and the Indians. With the dark humor characteristic of their tribe, Junior's dad tells him that they "should give thanks that (the Pilgrims) didn't kill all of (them)." It is a good day, and the family "laugh(s) like crazy." Junior misses Rowdy, so he draws a cartoon of the two of them "like (they) used to be" and takes it to his friend's house. Rowdy's dad says that Rowdy is not home, but takes the cartoon, and, after making a derisive comment about it, says he will give it to his son. As Junior is leaving, he sees Rowdy in the upstairs window, holding the cartoon. Rowdy looks sad, but when Junior waves at...

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