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Apacheria, 1880--Tanayia is alone in the world. Her village destroyed, her people murdered and she is taken hostage. A daring escape saves her life, but she discovers her ordeal is only beginning. Forced to live in a government boarding school. Tay is stripped of her identity. The headmistress is bent on destroying Tay, but Jacob Five-Wounds stands in her way. Jacob want Tay to run away with him, but diptheria strikes the school Tay must make a choice, a choice which may cost her both Jabcob and his love!
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This novel is a National Book Award nominee, 2001
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1900-1920's Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American West    -   American Indian Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Coping with loss of loved one(s)    -   Yes Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school Lover is    -   of a different social class

Main Character

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


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   funny heat-delusions

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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