A steadfast woman, a beautiful dancer, and a source of comfort and stability far greater than any other in Victor’s childhood. She was sterilized by the Indian Health Service doctor who delivered Victor just moments after he was born, and bears the scars of violence and an inescapable cycle of poverty and loss. Her marriage to Victor’s father is tumultuous, and, after he eventually leaves them for Arizona, Victor notes that his mother “misse[s] hi[s father] just enough for it to hurt.”
The timeline below shows where the character Victor’s Mother appears in The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Every Little Hurricane
...to purchase Christmas gifts for the family, wept. “We’ve got each other,” Victor remembers his mother saying, but claims that she knew “it wasn’t real.” A few weeks before Christmas, Victor... (full context)
Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock
This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona
All I Wanted To Do Was Dance