Indian Horse traces the struggle of a man to maintain his identity and sense of self-worth in in the midst of a clash of cultures and a history of betrayal.
Saul Indian Horse has hit rock bottom and is now a reluctant resident in an alcohol treatment centre. Surrounded by people he is certain will never understand him or his journey, he comes to realize he will only find peace in telling his story.
With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces Saul’s life as a member of the Anishinabeg people, forced from his family and the land and sent to a residential school. There he discovers his prowess at hockey, but also the harsh reality of racism and the destructive affects of cultural alienation and displacement.