He states to her, “Abby I may think of you softly from time to time. But I will cut off my hand before I’ll ever reach for
Momaday begins by describing where the tribe settles, laying out geographical imagery of Oklahoma, then communicates what the Kiowa tribe is like, and last talks about his grandmother whose name is Aho. The tribe came from the cold misty mountains to flat plains. They were a mysterious tribe of hunters who migrated to the south east to begin the golden age. The journey was long making them have to change to the environment.
“We’ll ride through Coyote Canyon before he gets back.” We ran back to our horses. Twist and Seth were milling around in the shadows of a scraggily tree waiting for us. “So, um,” Seth looked around, as if afraid someone would overhear. “What’s going on?
From what I understand of the word tribe it is a grouping of people in a shared community with the same religious beliefs; usually associated with Native peoples. Connotations I make with the word when it comes to my thought process is loyalty, family, and selflessness. When junior refers to the word “tribe” in his narrative, he does not appear to associate it with positive feelings like I do. He does not feel safe or appreciated in his community. Whenever Junior uses the word tribe in his writing, he is using it as a synonym for the people on the “rez.”