Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Philbert embraces the Native American tradition in unexpected ways because he is in a way trying to do it old school. In Powwow Highway he is looking for signs, and tokens. He believes if he gets a certain amount of tokens, that he can become a warrior and achieve a warrior name, for him that would be Whirlwind Dreamer. He believes his car is his war pony that will help him achieve this quest of becoming a true Native American warrior. He believes that his car/pony is amazing and will take him anywhere, even though everyone else sees it as a junk car. Philbert believes that he got a sign and so that is why he bought his car/pony. In the end, he rescues Bonnie from jail by pulling out the wall of the jail with his car. They end up getting away and he saved the day.