Narrator

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Narrator
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Unnamed Narrator
Race: 
Indian
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Indian Tribal Member
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Narrator: 
First Person
Biography: 

The narrator who tells the story of Ikkemotubbe, David Hogganbeck and Herman Basket's sister tells us very little about himself. It's highly likely that he is male, though that is not definitively said. He is an Indian: his use of "us" to refer to the Chickasaws and his reference to "my father's house" (369) locate him inside Issetibbeha's tribe. But whether he is relating events that he saw firsthand or repeating a story about "the old days" that he was told is not clear (380). Nor can we say when Faulkner imagines him telling the story, or to whom.

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