Fools Crow is the story of the title character, a young Blackfoot Indian who grows to manhood against the backdrop of increasing American incursion on Indian territory. Fools Crow and his people are caught between threats of military action and the cultural threat of assimilation, the destruction of native culture and its absorption by expansionist Western society. The book ends with the Marias Massacre, a charge by U. S. cavalry against unarmed Blackfoot civilians.

Summary of Fools Crow by James Welch

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