Keywords: indian camp hemingway, indian camp analysis The Indian camp is generally named one of Hemingway's best & most interesting short stories. It primarily focuses on the partnership between father and son, and on its attendant rites of initiation into the world of adult experience: child birth, lack of innocence and suicide. (Werlock). The boy, Nick Adams, accompanies his doctor father to the Indian camp in which a pregnant woman has serious issues as she labors to give birth. Dr. Adams ultimately saves her life which of the infant by performing a caesarian section, but, shortly afterwards, the girl husband commits suicide. The storyplot dramatizes what is apparently the young Nick Adams first confrontation with profound personal suffering.