While wandering along the river she met a stranger and had spent a night with him on the bank of the river. Next morning they woke up and the stranger said that she would go with him to his place. She understood that she was kidnapped like in those old stories about spirits, who lived in the mountains and kidnapped women. The spirit had kidnapped her, and in some time she came home with two twin babies.
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While wandering along the river she met a stranger and had spent a night with him on the bank of the river. Next morning they woke up and the stranger said that she would go with him to his place. She understood that she was kidnapped like in those old stories about spirits, who lived in the mountains and kidnapped women.
The spirit had kidnapped her, and in some time she came home with two twin babies. The stranger continued to call her Yellow Woman, but she said that she was not her, and that he himself was a simple man called Silva. He only smiled to these words. In his small store house she fried potatoes and they had a dinner.
They spent one more night together. When the woman woke up in the morning Silva was not in the house. She came out and looked at the mountains and thought about her family — they must be very worried about her as nothing like this happened with her before.
She was walking between the pine trees and decided to go home at once, but she felt that the stranger has a power over her, and not knowing why he returned. There she found him washing his hands from blood of a cattle. He said that they would go to sell meat in Marquez. They saddled the horses and began their journey. They came down from the mountains. There appeared a white man on the horse on their way.
At first he did not see them, but when saw and noticed the sacks hanging from the horse he told them to stop. He asked where did they get the meat, Silva said he had been hunting, but the white man did not believe, he said they there was a thief.
He ordered Silva and the woman to follow him but he was frightened as he was unarmed, and when Silva told the woman to turn around and go away the white man became very angry. The woman did as Silva said, and went away without looking back. The woman found her village in safety and entered her house the moment her mother was cooking the dinner and her husband taking care of their child.
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Yellow Woman by Leslie Marmon Silko: Summary & Analysis
Silko is mixed-race Laguna Pueblo Indian a Keres speaking tribe , Anglo American , and Mexican American , and emphasizes her Laguna heritage in her writing citation needed. While her parents worked, Silko and her two sisters were cared for by their grandmother, Lillie Stagner, and great-grandmother, Helen Romero, both story-tellers. As a result, Silko has always identified most strongly with her Laguna ancestry , stating in an interview with Alan Velie, "I am of mixed-breed ancestry, but what I know is Laguna". Silko went on to receive a BA from the University of New Mexico in ; she briefly attended the University of New Mexico law school before pursuing her literary career full-time. The story continues to be included in anthologies. During the years to , Silko wrote and published many short stories and poems that were featured in her Laguna Woman Her experiences in the culture have fueled an interest to preserve cultural traditions and understand the impact of the past on contemporary life.
Yellow Woman Summary