Chapter 11 Summary

True Son knew he was getting sick. It had been a long time since he left his Indian family, and he had not heard from them. He remembered his old life with longing, and he convinced himself that he would hear from his family by spring.

Eventually that time passed, and now he realizes he is “dead to his Indian people.” Even worse, True Son senses that his Indian spirit has been tamed by the white man. He has even wielded a hoe, something Cuyloga told him was beneath a man’s dignity. True Son wants only to obey the voice inside him that says he must let himself sink into the darkness and escape the prison cell of his bedroom.

Tonight, however, he is vaguely aware that something unusual has happened. He...

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