Posted by Doc M on July 08, 2000 at 11:55:42:
In Reply to: Movie question -- the Huron village posted by Christina on July 08, 2000 at 11:01:56:
: In response to the "LOTM initiation" party I had last night, two of my friends had the following question, which is actually one that could clear up some stuff for me as well: what is the reason Hawkeye has to go through getting knifed, bludgeoned etc. on his walk into the Huron village? Does that happen because he is a white man entering the village on his own or because he must go through some sort of proving of manhood or whatever to stand before the chief? They didn't quite understand that and I never have either...also wouldn't he have been weak from the loss of blood from getting hit by that war club?
It's the old "running the gauntlet" thing -- a test of
strength and courage. "Weak???" Our Hawkie-poo??? Never!!
Didn't you notice that big red S tattoo on his manly
PS For a totally unsubtle-like discussion of Hawkeye's
bikini line after he falls down from being whacked on
the head, ask our intrepid scout Jo. I'm sure she can
find the archive for you. It's terribly uplifting!
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