Narrator's Father

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Narrator's Father
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Unnamed Father of Narrator
Race: 
Indian
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Indian Tribal Member
Rank: 
Minor
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

The narrator's father is a member of the Chickasaw tribe. He has a house inside the Plantation. He advises Ikkemotubbe about the best strategy for courting Herman Basket's sister, and helps Owl-by-Night look for Ikkemotubbe's horse. Along with "the young men," he also stokes the fire in the steamboat at the end of the story (380), which leaves open a possibility that the text never develops: perhaps like Ikkemotubbe, the narrator's father "went away" from the Plantation (362).

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