An “exemplary” Native American man in the minds of many white people in Mercer County, Ollie Young Bear is a hardworking man married to a white woman and generally distanced from the Sioux nation. Wesley seeks his help in investigating Frank’s crimes, and Ollie is able to find Native American women willing to testify against Frank.
Ollie Young Bear Quotes in Montana 1948
The Montana 1948 quotes below are all either spoken by Ollie Young Bear or refer to Ollie Young Bear. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Milkweed Editions edition of Montana 1948 published in 1993.).
Chapter 2 Quotes
All of these accomplishments made Ollie the perfect choice for white people to point to as an example of what Indians could be.
Ollie Young Bear Character Timeline in Montana 1948
The timeline below shows where the character Ollie Young Bear appears in Montana 1948. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.