The Catholic priest who attempts to help the tribes people navigate their relationships with the Agent. He is an understanding figure who tries to help the Nanapush, Kashpaws, and Pillagers understand the threats they face, helps them attain rations when absolutely necessary, and brings a western doctor when Lulu is frostbitten. He is a good friend of Nanapush, despite Nanapush’s skepticism about the church.
Father Damien Character Timeline in Tracks
The timeline below shows where the character Father Damien appears in Tracks. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Winter 1912, Manitou-geezisohns, Little Spirit Sun
Chapter 3: Fall 1913-Spring 2014, Onaubin-geezis, Crust on the Snow Sun
Chapter 5: Fall 1917-Spring 1918, Manitou-geezis, Strong Spirit Sun
...the differing opinions about money and settlements. Nanapush, Margaret, and Lulu go to church, where Father Damien is happy to finally see Nanapush. At church Nanapush thinks about how he is more... (full context)
Chapter 6: Spring 1918-Winter 1919, Payaetonookaedaed-geeziz, Wood Louse Sun
Chapter 7: Winter 1918-Spring 1919, Paguk Beboon, Skeleton Winter
...just after the deadline. All of the family contributes every cent they have, and then Father Damien adds the last necessary quarter. They have just enough for both the Pillager and Kashpaw... (full context)
Chapter 8: Spring 1919, Baubaukunaetae-geezis, Patches of Earth Sun