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Pumpkin, a young Indian girl fromChicago, travels to the reservation to dance at a powwow. She is due to attendStanford University in the fall, and because of this is the pride of the Indian community; she is also the best grass dancer at the powwow. She catches the eye of Harley Wind Soldier, a popular young man who invites her to go with him after the powwow. Several people see them go off together, including Charlene Thunder, a girl who has a crush on him. Harley takes Pumpkin to a deserted old house. It is haunted by the ghost of an old white woman who is always seen doing chores: churning butter, darning socks, sweeping the floor.
Pumpkin is as interested in Harley as he is in her, and the two of them spend the night in the house. Harley tells her of his mother's silence, and how it... View more of the The Grass Dancer Summary
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