Indiana is the seventh poem, the end of the second section, of The Bridge. It is a send off to a son, who decides to leave the farm, and head out west to become a sailor, to go to sea. The young man’s parents left Kentucky to seek gold in Colorado but came up empty and settled in Indiana. A tale of the American dream, the search for El Dorado, the jackpot. There are cross-currents to Native Americans, Columbus, the search for gold, the journey to the west (go west young man), etc.