Fools Crow’s brother and Rides-at-the-door’s son. When Running Fisher is first introduced, he is a promising young Pikuni, and his father sees him as an honorable warrior-in-the-making. On his first war raid, however, Running Fisher is terrified when a solar eclipse causes the “Sun to hide his face,” and he only pretends to fight, riding along the outskirts of the camp and yelling. Afterward, Running Fisher is consumed by his shame and begins to withdraw from family life and resent his brother’s success. He ultimately has an affair with his father’s third wife, Kills-close-to-lake, and is sent to live with relatives in the Siksikas tribe to the north as punishment for dishonoring his father’s lodge.
Running Fisher Character Timeline in Fools Crow
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...been for some time. Rides-at-the-door fears his elder son is a coward. His younger son, Running Fisher , shows much more promise of becoming a respected member of the tribe. Now, as... (full context)
...will be impossible. Instead, White Man’s Dog spends his time hunting blackhorns with Rides-at-the-door and Running Fisher . Not even Rides-at-the-door possesses a many-shots gun and the men hunt with bows and... (full context)
...kill and rob more Napikwans, which will bring the blue-coat seizers to raid Pikuni lands. Running Fisher wants to fight the seizers, but his father warns him that the white man must... (full context)
...behind the clouds. Kills-close-to-the-lake makes her way to a small tipi nearby and slips inside. Running Fisher lays inside lazily studying an arrow. “Come here, then—where it’s warm,” he says as he... (full context)
...his near-mother. After all, she had suspected Fools Crow of behaving inappropriately with Kills-close-to-the-lake, not Running Fisher . She will tell Rides-at-the-door tonight, she thinks. (full context)
Striped Face grows angry at the thought of the camp learning about Running Fisher and Kills-close-to-the-lake’s betrayal. She can’t stand the thought of White Grass Woman gossiping about them,... (full context)