The Round House

Angus Kashpaw Character Analysis

Angus is one of Joe's close friends from childhood, and Angus goes with Joe, Zack, and Cappy on many of their adventures throughout the book. Angus’s family is very poor and they live on the reservation in a rundown house without a phone. Angus was raised Catholic and he regularly goes to confession. Angus is injured during the car accident that kills Cappy.
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Angus Kashpaw Character Timeline in The Round House

The timeline below shows where the character Angus Kashpaw appears in The Round House. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter Two: Lonely Among Us
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...two weeks of class before summer. Joe describes how he and his three friends (Cappy, Angus, and Zack) are inseparable. Cappy lives with his older brother, Randall, and his father, Doe,... (full context)
Chapter Four: Loud as a Whisper
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Joe, Cappy, Zack, and Angus all love bike riding, as it gives them a sense of freedom since they can... (full context)
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When Cappy, Zack, and Angus arrive, they find Joe sitting outside of the round house and with the gas can... (full context)
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After a while, Angus goes off in the woods to pee and returns with two six packs of Hamm’s... (full context)
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...Joe confirms that that is true, and he also reveals that he went with Cappy, Angus, and Zack to the round house. (full context)
Chapter Five: The Naked Now
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...their relatives and Joe’s friends to try to find out where he went, rides to Angus’s house because Angus does not have a telephone. When Joe shows up at Angus’s house,... (full context)
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...Travis dead if there is indeed definitely proof that Father Travis is his mother’s attacker. Angus finally returns with Cappy. Joe fills Cappy in on his father’s suspicion of Father Travis’s... (full context)
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...begin to run away, but Father Travis hears them, runs out the door, and grabs Angus by the throat. Cappy and Joe walk back to help him. (full context)
Chapter Seven: Angel One
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...the gas can. Joe is horrified by how quickly he ratted out Cappy, Zack, and Angus in order to protect the money and Sonja. Feeling ill, he runs to the bathroom. (full context)
Chapter Eight: Hide and Q
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...his place, but one of the nuts will not budge. Joe hears Cappy, Zack, and Angus ride up behind him. Cappy succeeds in taking the nut off after using WD-40. Sonja,... (full context)
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...house, completing chores and full of energy. Joe leaves and convenes with Cappy, Zack, and Angus. The boys decide to go to the lake beach near the church. (full context)
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...but the boy begins to have a seizure. The boys bring him onshore and send Angus to fetch Father Travis. The boy (whose name turns out to be Neal) begins to... (full context)
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...afternoon, the boys join the youth group in order to hang out with Zelia. Joe, Angus, and Zack watch Cappy and Zelia flirt, knowing that they have no chance with her.... (full context)
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Joe, Cappy and Angus discover a search-and-rescue unit a few days later while biking. At the lake, policemen and... (full context)
Chapter Nine: The Big Good-bye
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Joe sees his parents and his friends’ parents sitting outside, but does not see Zack, Angus, or Cappy, so he gets on his bike and leaves to find them. Near the... (full context)
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...the office, he is holding banana bread for Joe from Linda. The boys go to Angus’s house, where Angus tells them his aunt is making them go to confession. Joe gives... (full context)
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Cappy goes into the confession booth after Angus, and at first all is well, but then Father Travis and Cappy both burst out... (full context)
Chapter Ten: Skin of Evil
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On Sunday Joe goes to mass with Angus. Joe is the only one who stays for catechism class afterward. Father Travis gives Joe... (full context)
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...smitten. Randall farts while stretching and the girl laughs. Cappy and Joe then go find Angus and Zack. The four boys walk to the food stands and buy frybread. Several girls... (full context)
Chapter Eleven: The Child
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...gone. Geraldine wants Joe to stay home, but he insists on going out to see Angus and Cappy. (full context)
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The narrative jumps forward to Joe, Angus, Cappy, and Zack hanging out together at the edge of the construction site on the... (full context)
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Joe suggests that they get food, but Zack, Cappy, and Angus have fallen asleep. After a while, Joe hears someone crying and realizes that Cappy is... (full context)
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...Cappy and get drunk. As he rides toward the Lafournais house, he sees Zack and Angus in the grocery store parking lot, sitting in Zack’s cousin’s car. They tell Joe that... (full context)
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Joe and Cappy say goodbye to Zack and Angus and then each go home. Joe packs a bag of clothing, money, and a dozen... (full context)
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Angus and Zack show up at Joe’s house and Joe tells them that Cappy is going... (full context)
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...he receives no answer. Joe unbuckles himself and crawls out of the car. He hears Angus and Zack making noise and getting up. Joe searches the car for Cappy and when... (full context)
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After the accident, Joe sits in the police station while Zack and Angus are in the hospital. Cappy’s body is in a funeral home. Joe remembers how, when... (full context)