Fools Crow

Fools Crow

by

James Welch

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General Sully Character Analysis

The Napikwan in charge of Indian policy on behalf of the United States government in the Montana Territory. General Sully issues an arrest warrant for Owl Child for the murder of Malcolm Clark, and he meets with Heavy Runner and the other Pikuni chiefs at the Four Horns agency to negotiate peace. General Sully signs and dates Heavy Runner’s “piece of paper” that identifies him and his camp as non-hostile, which is later ignored when his camp is attacked and slaughtered by the United States government.
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General Sully Character Timeline in Fools Crow

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Chapter 24
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Finally, the men are allowed into the agency and are introduced to General Sully , the man in charge of Indian policy in the Montana Territory. He tells Rides-at-the-door... (full context)
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...months be returned. The Pikunis must stop harassing and killing Napikwans in the area, and General Sully also declares that he is now authorized to bring criminal Indians who have fled justice... (full context)
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...to the agency. It will be easier to kill him instead, says Heavy Runner, and General Sully agrees. Heavy Runner says that they will do their best to recover the stolen livestock,... (full context)
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As the Pikunis depart, Heavy Runner asks General Sully for “a piece of paper with writing” that states that he, Heavy Runner and his... (full context)