Western Fictions in Welch's Fools Crow: Languages of Landscape and Culture

Chester, Blanca
January 2001
Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures & Cul;2001, p93
Book Chapter
The article focuses on James Welch's novel, Fools Crow. Fools Crow is both a novel and history, fact and fiction. It reconstructs the fictionalized account of the Blackfeet life, specifically their language, culture and history. When Welch sets the setting of the story into a distinctly Blackfeet context, he recovers a wealth of cultural information different from those written by the non-Natives.


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