Fools Crow

Fools Crow

by

James Welch

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Blue-coat seizers Term Analysis

The United States military. At the climax of the novel, the seizers open fire on a non-hostile Pikuni camp, resulting in the Marias Massacre, a historical event in which nearly two hundred innocent Pikunis are slaughtered. The blue-coat seizers support and assist the Napikwans as they move West.

Blue-coat seizers Quotes in Fools Crow

The Fools Crow quotes below are all either spoken by Blue-coat seizers or refer to Blue-coat seizers. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of Fools Crow published in 1986.
Chapter 7 Quotes

Three Bears turned to Fast Horse. “We do not want trouble with the whites. Now that the great war in that place where Sun Chief rises is over, the blue-coat seizers come out to our country. Their chiefs have warned us more than once that if we make life tough for their people, they will ride against us.” He pointed his pipe in the direction of Owl Child. “If these foolish young men continue their raiding and killing of the Napikwans, we will all suffer. The seizers will kill us, and the Pikuni people will be as the shadows on the land. This must not happen.”

Related Characters: Three Bears (speaker), Owl Child, Heavy Runner
Page Number: 61-2
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