Fools Crow

Fools Crow

by

James Welch

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Yellow Kidney and Heavy Shield Woman’s son and younger brother to Red Paint and Good Young Man. Fools Crow saves One Spot’s life when he is mauled by a rabid wolf, and he again escapes the Shadowland when he survives the white-scabs disease. One Spot is among those in the procession at the end of the novel when the Pikunis leave their ancestral lands and head north to evade the blue-coat seizers.
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One Spot Character Timeline in Fools Crow

The timeline below shows where the character One Spot appears in Fools Crow. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
Dreams, Visions, and Storytelling Theme Icon
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
...herself, one for her daughter, Red Paint, two for her sons, Good Young Man and One Spot , and one for Yellow Kidney. Heavy Shield Woman tells her children that their father... (full context)
Chapter 6
War Theme Icon
...Woman, her mother has thought of little else and has begun to neglect her children. One Spot and Good Young Man have become unruly, and Red Paint worries that White Man’s Dog... (full context)
Chapter 20
The Individual vs. the Collective Good  Theme Icon
Back at the Lone Eaters’ camp, Yellow Kidney watches his sons, Good Young Man and One Spot , play. He looks at his hands and feels useless. He considers leaving, and this... (full context)
Chapter 23
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
On a sunny winter day, One Spot and the other children in camp drag blackhorn rib sleds to the top of a... (full context)
The Individual vs. the Collective Good  Theme Icon
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
In the days following, as Heavy Shield Woman tends to One Spot ’s wounds, she wonders about her role as the Sacred Vow Woman. Having felt no... (full context)
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
...and Good Young Man return from hunting, and Red Paint runs to tell them about One Spot . She tells Fools Crow about the wolf and the whiteness around its mouth. Fools... (full context)
Dreams, Visions, and Storytelling Theme Icon
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
Fools Crow asks One Spot if he remembers the story of Poia, or Scar Face. One Spot remembers that the... (full context)
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
The next day, One Spot grows ill and begins to have trouble swallowing. He is unable to take any water... (full context)
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
...Good Young Man wakes to finds Fools Crow on all fours, growling and snapping at One Spot ’s body like a wolf. He wakes again later to find Fools Crow hunched over... (full context)
Chapter 35
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
...had performed a healing ritual the day before, but he could not help the boy. One Spot has begun to ask for food, and it looks as if he will survive. For... (full context)
Chapter 36
Colonialism and Western Expansion Theme Icon
Spirituality and the Natural World Theme Icon
...back, wait to join. The elders join next, including Rides-at-the-door and Double Strike Woman, and One Spot falls in as well. As the procession moves through camp drumming and singing, their voices... (full context)