Race-Course in A Courtship in "A Courtship" (Location)

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Race-Course
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Event
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Context (text, as interpreted)
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Description: 

The "race-course" on the Chickasaw plantation indicates how important horse racing is to the tribe - at least in Faulkner's representation of them (372). When the Indian boy "runs once around the race-track" (372), we learn that it is laid out as a circle or oval, like the kind of tracks built by white southern horse breeders and plantation owners. In the story it also serves as the site of an eating contest.

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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