The Man to Send Rainclouds

by Leslie Marmon Silko

Start Free Trial

Topics for Further Study

Download PDF PDF Page Citation Cite Share Link Share

Research the historical experiences of Native Americans by reading the introduction to Geary Hobson's anthology The Remembered Earth or portions of Major Problems in American Indian History, edited by Albert Hurtacto and Peter Iverson. Relate what you have learned to Leon's story.

Study ''The Man to Send Rain Clouds'' within a larger context, specifically the spread of Christianity among other nations and cultures. For example, compare Father Paul's experience on the Pueblo reservation with the missionary's experience in India in Robin White's novel House of Many Rooms.

Was Silko successful in creating the landscape of New Mexico in ''The Man to Send Rain Clouds?'' Discuss the importance of the story's geographical location and physical features and relate these features to the main themes of the story.

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

What Do I Read Next?