In Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse the protagonist, Saul Indian Horse, experiences residential schools and the abuse the oten took place in these institutions. During his time at the school, Saul discovers hockey as an outlet for the trauma that he endured as a youth. Through first nations, racism, and power the author suggests that culture shaped identity.
Firstly , through the depiction of First Nations cultures, one can suggests that culture shapes identity.
In the story Indian Horse, written by Richard Wagamese, Saul Indian Horse is negatively influenced by his time spent in the residential school system. As a young Ojibway, Saul is introduced to hockey, which becomes his way coping mechanism for the abuse that he suffered while at the school. Through first nations, racism, and power the author suggests that culture shapes identity.