Indian Horse

Indian Horse Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Analysis
One day, while Saul and his teammates are playing a game, they notice a group of “white guys” watching. After the game, Virgil tells Saul that the white people want to play the Moose. Virgil has even agreed to a match, even though the challengers were league champions last year. Saul is very reluctant to play against a white team, but eventually agrees to the game.
Saul is wary of the “white guys” because of the bullying and discrimination he has faced from white opponents in the past. However, his love for the game of hockey outweighs his reservations.
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Saul makes the resolution to “bring his best game” to the upcoming match with the team of White Canadians. He’s reluctant to play, but he knows the match is important to his teammates, and he vows not to let them down.
Saul is motivated not only by his love for hockey but by his loyalty to his teammates. In some ways, the Moose have become like a surrogate family, or even a surrogate tribe, for Saul.
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