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The Ancient Child Summary
N. Scott Momaday

Everything you need to understand or teach The Ancient Child by N. Scott Momaday.

  • The Ancient Child Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Ancient Child Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Ancient Child Summary

Plot Summary

Grey is a young Native American woman, part Kiowa and part Navajo, who learns to become a medicine woman from her great-grandmother, who is dying. Even after her great-grandmother's death, Grey receives instruction from her.

Set is a middle-aged Native American, a successful artist, and a man who does not like where his life has taken him. He needs to change, and Grey needs to help him change. The change is from civilization to the primitive, from the scientific to the mythological, from an artist to a warrior.

Grey invites Set to Oklahoma via telegram, and here the changes begin after she gives him the bear medicine bundle, consisting of various items wrapped in a faded red blanket. One of the items is a dried grizzly bear paw. Set immediately feels the exhilaration of power, but his transformation to the bear has only begun. His old self and...

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