RaceAtMorning: Hunting Stands in "Race at Morning" (Location)

Display Label: 
Hunting Stands
Type: 
OutOfYoknapatawpha
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
801
Y: 
704
Description: 

While Mister Ernest and Roth Edmonds hunt on horseback so they can follow the deer and the dogs, the other men in the party hunt from the "stands" that they are assigned by Ike McCaslin (297). The story's reference to a "stand-holder" suggests that these stands are platforms fixed to trees a dozen or so feet above the ground (297), spread out in a line to cover a wider part of the woods and to keep a safe distance between the hunters themselves. The hunters at Hog Bayou camp are also described as "standers" (300), i.e. men who hunt from tree stands.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous

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