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Little Big Man Summary
Thomas Berger

Everything you need to understand or teach Little Big Man by Thomas Berger.

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Little Big Man Summary

Plot Summary

Jack Crabb is an extremely old man who has a fascinating story to tell. He claims he is the lone White survivor of Custer's Last Stand, and he convincingly tells his tale to a fictional editor, Ralph Fielding Snell.

Jack begins his story with an incident that occurred when he was only ten years old. He describes how a terrible mistake is made when the men of the wagon train he is a part of give whiskey to a group of Cheyenne warriors. Soon all the White men are dead and most of the White women raped. Jack and his older sister, Caroline, ride with the Cheyenne to their camp. Jack becomes an adopted son of the chief of the band, Old Lodge Skins, but Caroline runs away. She is dissatisfied with the lack of attention the Cheyenne give her.

Jack takes to the Cheyenne life well until...

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Study Pack

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