When the Legends Die Book Summary and Study Guide

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When George Black Bull kills a man in self-defense, he and his wife flee their opressing town back to their roots in the nearby mountains. It is here that Thomas Black Bull is raised in the Native American "old ways". But things change for Thomas Black Bull, leading to years of confusion and pain that, in the end, can only be solved by acceptance.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1930's-1950's Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas    -   West    -   Midwest Forest?    -   Yes Prairie?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   ranch Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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