Fools Crow

Fools Crow

by

James Welch

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The Pikuni term for beaver. Boss Ribs, a heavy-singer-for-the-sick, possesses a Beaver Medicine bundle, the oldest and holiest medicine of the Pikuni people.

Wood-biter Quotes in Fools Crow

The Fools Crow quotes below are all either spoken by Wood-biter or refer to Wood-biter. 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 6 Quotes

“It surprises you that I speak the language of the two-leggeds. It’s easy, for I have lived among you many times in my travel. I speak many languages. I converse with the blackhorns and the real-bears and the wood-biters. Bigmouth and I discuss many things.” Raven made a face. “I even deign to speak once in a while with the swift silver people who live in the water—but they are dumb and lead lives without interest. I myself am very wise. That is why Mik-api treats me to a smoke now and then.”

Related Characters: Raven (speaker), White Man’s Dog/Fools Crow, Mik-api
Page Number: 57
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