The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Summary and Analysis: The Fun House, A Good Story and First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue

Sherman Alexie

Summary and Analysis: The Fun House, A Good Story and First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue

New Characters
Uncle Moses: a tribal elder and storyteller commemorated in the second story.

Arnold: a boy who requests a story from Moses.

Narrator's Aunt: the protagonist of the first story who symbolizes strength and survival.

Summary
“The Fun House,” “A Good Story,” and “The First Annual All-Indian Horseshoe Pitch and Barbecue” focus on everyday life on the Reservation; they offer positive images of family relationships and neighborly friendships.

In “The Fun House,” the narrator’s aunt makes a bead dress too heavy to wear. It offers a test of strength for the women of the tribe, for she claims: “When a woman comes along who can carry...

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