Can you please explain in "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" by Leslie Silko how the setting is communicated, and how the setting and the action of the story relate.
The setting of "The Man to Send Rain Clouds" is the whitewashed Mission San Jose on the top of the mesa at the northwest corner of the village On the top of the mesa at the northwest corner.
Even though the people seem like they have very little Indian identity due to the way they dress and their names, the setting brings back their Indian identity and proves that what really determines their identity is their inner beliefs, not their lifestyle or religion. The setting is the setting of ancient Indian people and coupled with the actions of taking care of the dead man by the present modern Indian people in this story, it shows that their identity is truly Indian even though they are Christians in religion.
Here is a more detailed explanation from this website: http://www.abde.net/journalog/an314xam.html which you can use as a source as well for a more detailed explanation.
The Laguna belief that the dead help their living relatives by sending rain clouds ('kichinas') is strongly subscribed to by the family of the dead man, yet with no conflict to their Christianity. The characters' wish to have the priest sprinkle holy water on Teofilo's grave stems not from a ...