Minuk: Ashes in the Pathway Book Summary and Study Guide

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A girl who lives in Alaska along with white missionaries in her village. The white people bring her village a lot of new ideas. Towards the end of the book her whole family except her and her brother die from a plague that the white people brought to her village.
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The review of this Book prepared by Ashley Nobis

Minuk is a Yup'ik Eskimo girl living in Alaska in 1890. Life in her village changes forever when a white missionary family, the Hoffs, move in. The Hoffs view the Yup'ik as savages who need to be saved by Christianity. Minuk knows that's not true. But with more and more white people coming in, will her people's way of life be lost forever?
The review of this Book prepared by Rebecca Herman

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   a kid    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Alaska Desert?    -   Yes Forest?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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