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ISBN13: 9780698117631
ISBN10: 0698117638
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Sweetgrass, a 15-year-old Blackfoot girl, longs to be married like the other girls her age, and she has a young warrior in mind, Eagle-Sun. Her father feels she is too young for marriage, but over a difficult year for their tribe, which include natural disasters, encounters with white settlers, fights with other tribes, and a smallpox epidemic, she proves her courage, intelligence, and maturity.

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Can the whole tribe depend on her?

Being the oldest unmarried girl in her Blackfoot tribe is misery for fifteen-year-old Sweetgrass, but her father feels she's not ready for the hard work and responsibility that come with being an Indian wife. Then, during the cold prairie winter, a smallpox epidemic breaks out. With the men away at war, Sweetgrass is one of the few women left to fight for the survival of her tribe. This is her chance to prove her maturity, but is she strong enough to fight the cold, hunger, and disease?

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IngridO, January 28, 2007 (view all comments by IngridO)
This is a great book! While purely fictional, it offers an rare insight to a foreign culture and past times. It shows how much of human nature we all share over the boundaries of time and space. My family and I used to listen to the recorded version during the long summer days of my childhood. It is still a book i pick up at the library whenever I feel like a trip to the past. :)

The 4 points rather than a full score is merely because I haven't read the original version, just the Norwegian one, and therefore cannot comment on the language in any sense. The Norwegian translation is however quite good.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780698117631
Author:
Hudson, Jan
Publisher:
Puffin
Author:
Hudson, Janis Reams
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Smallpox
Subject:
Siksika Indians
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Canada, Western
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Paperstar Book
Series Volume:
98-757
Publication Date:
19990315
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 6
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 x 0.5 in 0.32 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Can the whole tribe depend on her?

Being the oldest unmarried girl in her Blackfoot tribe is misery for fifteen-year-old Sweetgrass, but her father feels she's not ready for the hard work and responsibility that come with being an Indian wife. Then, during the cold prairie winter, a smallpox epidemic breaks out. With the men away at war, Sweetgrass is one of the few women left to fight for the survival of her tribe. This is her chance to prove her maturity, but is she strong enough to fight the cold, hunger, and disease?

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