Blood Meridian

Native American members of Glanton’s gang who often serve as scouts. One is carried off by a bear in the mountains. Two other Delawares are seriously wounded while the gang is fleeing from General Elias’s army, and a third kills them so that they are spared a more torturous fate at Elias’s hands.
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The Delawares Character Timeline in Blood Meridian

The timeline below shows where the character The Delawares appears in Blood Meridian. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 7
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...who died earlier in the desert. As these three sit together, they watch the several Delawares, or Delaware Indians, who are part of the gang sitting apart. One crushes a coffee... (full context)
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...walls of Janos in the afternoon. In the town square, Glanton meets up with two Delawares and a man named Marcus “Long” Webster who had ridden ahead of the gang as... (full context)
Chapter 8
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The next day, the gang makes for the meat camp that the Delawares and Webster found. It has been abandoned: only sheets of meat and hide remain. They... (full context)
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In the morning, two of the Delawares are gone. The gang rides on, through mountain and forest. By evening they come to... (full context)
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...set up, without any formal or informal rules governing who can sit where. However, the Delawares and the Mexican McGill are around one fire, the whites around the other. Black Jackson... (full context)
Chapter 9
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At noon, the two Delawares who had separated from the gang at Janos return, bringing with them the horse that... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...by then that the gang in general had no gunpowder. Meanwhile, the Judge and a Delaware had set up a kiln; they distilled nitre from the guano and also manufactured powdered... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...despite being shot by Glanton, manages to carry off in its jaws one of the Delawares. For three days the other Delawares trail the bear through the forest, but to no... (full context)
Chapter 12
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The Delawares go ahead to scout, and two days later return with the news that the Gileños,... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...The Judge asks where the black Jackson is. No one knows. The Judge and a Delaware ride out to find him, and reunite with the gang at around dawn, black Jackson... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...as Tommy), who are therefore assigned to do the killings. Of the wounded, two are Delawares, one a Mexican, and one a man named Dick Shelby. An unwounded Delaware takes Webster... (full context)
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...them. Then he stands, says that killing means nothing to the Indians (referring to the Delaware who’s just killed his fallen comrades), and rides out. (full context)
Chapter 16
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...the desert. Eventually, they come upon their lost scouts—a man named Gilchrist, the last two Delawares and Bathcat—hanging from a tree, hideously mutilated. Some men cut them down, and the gang... (full context)