Edward Curtis's Death: Plot Analysis

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name after the performance of some noteworthy deed, or by fasting and dreaming, when he assumes the name of whatever appeared or was suggested by the dream.” (Northwestern University Library)
“Disposal of the body after death was similar to that of most of the Siouan tribes. The body was painted red and dressed in the finest clothing possessed by the departed. The face was decorated to indicate the clan. Food and implements were placed at the head and the remains were wrapped in buffalo-robes or blankets. Those who touched the body in any way must go through a purifying process with cedar smoke and by sweating in the sudatory. Friends and mourners helped with the obsequies, bearing gifts of food, arms, and horses to the bereaved family. Invocations to the spirits
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Curtis collected stories from each tribe he visited. His …show more content…
The colt his horse gave birth to, the man thought was of lesser value turned out to be faster, stronger and grew to be a fine horse. The man who had used trickery now wants his original horse back. He admits his trickery to the man whose colt he had stolen with his trickery. The Good man shames the Trickster in front of all the tribe and teaches a moral to them by saying, “Sometimes it seems good to steal, but stealing never turns out well in the end.”

Cultural values are told in the story by how the tribe worked together and trusted each other by turning their horses loose to roam and breed over the winter. Cultural values are expressed when the tale tells how the good man raises the unwanted colt and is rewarded for staying with tribal tradition of being happy with the colt that followed his

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