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By Peter Beidler, Gay Barton

This article goals to pilot the reader in the course of the maze of Louise Erdrich's interlocking worlds. half 1 offers a skeletal define of every relations incorporated within the novels; and half 2, a dictionary of characters, kinds the guts of the ebook.

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King Howard Kashpaw Junior is born to Lynette and King Kashpaw. 1980 Shawn Nanapush is born to Gerry and Dot (Adare) Nanapush. ) a trooper. 1981 June is picked up in Williston by a mud engineer who says his name is Andy. June tries to walk home, but freezes to death. King buys a new car with the insurance money. The Kashpaw family assembles at the old Kashpaw place. Gordie gets drunk, hits a deer with his car, and believes that he has killed June. Geography, Genealogy, and Chronology 19 1982 Lulu, Marie, and Nector all live at the Senior Citizens.

At the Orphans’ Picnic she flies away with stunt pilot Omar, abandoning her three children. Martin and Catherine Miller steal the baby and name him Jude. Karl and Mary take a train to Argus, where Mary stays with Pete, Fritzie, and Sita Kozka. Karl leaps from the boxcar and breaks his feet. Fleur Pillager cares for him and takes him to the nuns on the reservation. They send him to Minneapolis to Saint Jerome’s orphanage. Later that year, Mary causes a “miracle” image of Christ to appear in the ice at the school playground in Argus.

Lyman gambles away a large amount of tribal money at a Nevada casino and cheats the gullible Lipsha out of his bingo winnings. Lipsha goes to see Shawnee Ray at Zelda’s house, where they make love on her bedroom floor. Shawnee Ray leaves Redford with her sisters while she is gone to dance in a powwow competition. Lyman and Zelda get a court order giving them custody and have Redford forcibly removed from the Toose sisters. Lipsha asks Fleur for a love medicine. Instead, Fleur—in the form of a bear—instructs him about love and the sacred value of the land.

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