The first stanza makes us envision a beautiful sunset and gives us a sense of serene beauty, the sun calmly fading away leaving the night in peace.
The second stanza makes us feel that the Indian chief is longing for his tribe and his way of life and is looking back on memories, remembering the days when his teepee was not the only one standing there.
We get a feeling of pride in the third stanza because the Indian chief stands strong, out side his teepee looking into ...view middle of the document...
He is surrounded by a complete silence.
The sunset symbolizes the end of the day or the end of the tribe. It implies that they left peacefully and as smooth as the sunset.
The skeletons show how the land naked and bare the land has become and how the tribe’s ways have died off.
The shadow is the chief’s memories, always right with him but never close enough to touch. His memories like a shadow that just pops out on nowhere.
The west is empty land; everything is gone, lonely and dark.
It could mean that the reason for the tribe disappearing is from bleach skinned people coming and taking their land.
It symbolizes holding everything together, they hold up the teepee and hold up the tribe and their souls
It symbolizes having nothing left, being completely vulnerable and with no way to defend your self.
It symbolizes the circle of life and how life’s ways go around and around.
A place to bring people together and to be one and as strong as a functioning unit.
It symbolizes that the land they lived on was a beautiful as a picture. Pretty enough to be sketched out.