At a young age, Victor seen it all. He would always see his father and mother drinking and having party’s at their home. He grew up in an environment where he seen a lot of addictions from his close friends, family and even parents. Victor contends, “A sober Indian has infinite patience with a drunk Indian, even most of the Indians who have completely quit drinking. There aint many who do stay sober. Most spend time in Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and everybody gets to know the routines and use them on all occasions, not just A.A. meetings (204). Since many of them like drinking it has become like a tradition. When they get together they always have drinks no matter what the occasion …show more content…
After surgery to relieve fluid pressure
The doctor had inserted another organ into victor’s skull, transplanted a twentieth – century vision” (195). His father didn’t want to tell him about his seizure so he just kept saying that he was dancing. Mother said, “It was a grand mal seizure punctuated by moments of extreme perception mother said” (194). His father said he was dancing but he wasn’t he had an epileptic seizure.
Samuel Builds-the-Fire is one of the only characters from the book who doesn’t drink. The first time he decides to drink he becomes really emotional and enjoyable. He decided to drink the day he lost his job. Samuel mentioned, “With each glass of beer, Samuel gained a few ounces of wisdom, courage. But after a while, he began to understand too much about fear and failure, too. At the halfway point of any drunken night, there is a moment when an Indian realizes he cannot turn back toward tradition and that he has no map to guide him toward the future” (134). At first he thought everything was good and perfect but once he started getting drunk a lot of memories and things were commin back to