Unnamed White Man 5

Character Key Number: 
Display Name: 
Unnamed White Man 5
Sort Name: 
Unnamed White Man 5
Ever Present in Yoknapatawpha?: 

In "A Courtship" this man is introduced in the discussion of the new laws that came into the "American" part of Mississippi after Issetibbeha and General Jackson signed a treaty. The narrator mentions "the white man [who] disappeared" under suspicious circumstances and the "uproar" that followed, which included rumors that "he had been eaten," presumably by Indians (361). The narrator is quite sure he had not been eaten, because "he had been the sort of white man which even other white men did not regret" (361), but that is all we learn about him.

Linked Characters