The son of Morning Star, a Pikuni deity, and So-at-sa-ki, a mortal Pikuni woman. Star Boy is banished to earth by his grandfather, Sun Chief, along with his mother after she digs up the sacred turnip, and a scar begins to form on his face. He later appeals to Sun Chief to remove his scar, and after Star Boy saves his father’s life from a flock of deadly birds, Sun Chief removes his scar and makes him a star in the sky, hence the name Star Boy. He gives the Pikunis the summer ceremony so that they can properly honor Sun Chief, and Star Boy is the Above One who is most like the Pikuni people. He is represented by a constellation called Mistake Morning Star, most likely referring to Jupiter or Saturn.
Star Boy/Poia/Mistake Morning Star Character Timeline in Fools Crow
The timeline below shows where the character Star Boy/Poia/Mistake Morning Star appears in Fools Crow. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...not mourn her. Fools Crow tells her that she should be proud of her son, Poia—he has given the people the summer ceremony, after all—but she doesn’t respond. Feather Woman unrolls... (full context)