Doom's Plantation in "A Courtship" (Location)

Display Label: 
Chickasaw Plantation
Type: 
Event
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1197
Y: 
244
Description: 

The narrator calls the place where Issetibbeha's tribe of Chickasaws lives "the Plantation" (361), though that term may be misleading. In Faulkner's other Indian stories - "Red Leaves" and "A Justice," both set chronologically after "A Courtship" - this location has quarters for the tribe's slaves and cleared fields, and so does resemble Yoknapatawpha's white-owned plantations. But in "A Courtship" the land around the tribe's houses seems mainly woods, and there is no mention of slaves prior to "the eight new slaves" that Ikkemotubbe brings with him three years after the main events of the story (363). In addition, since the narrator doesn't provide any clues about where he himself is when he's telling this story about "the old days" (380), we are using the Plantation as the default location for him.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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