Boone meets, falls in love with, and fathers a blind son with a Native American woman named Teal Eye. Teal Eye is a fictional woman, much like Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark's Bird Woman.
In falling in love with Teal Eye, and in taking her into his teepee, Boone, who has become a White Indian, symbolically "...
When Boone takes Teal Eye as a wife he does more than marry the wilderness (Garceau, 2001, p.
Native American women, like Teal Eye, or perhaps Sacagawea, who fall in love with white men will be trivialized, abandoned, or killed.
In this version of the west women such as Sacagawea and Teal Eye helped white men do the civilizing work of American capitalism.
In Tom Gresham's column in the June 1999 issue, the section "Unregulated, My Eye!" [regarding the so-called "unregulated gun manufacturing" industry] was right on the money and a teal eye