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The Sign of the Beaver Summary
Elizabeth George Speare

Everything you need to understand or teach The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.

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  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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The Sign of the Beaver Summary


The Sign of the Beaver is an excellent introduction to life among pioneers and Native Americans in the eighteenth-century American colonies. Full of precise detail concerning the tasks and objects that filled everyday life, the novel also contains a good deal of adventure and suspense. Most notable is Speare's insightful and sensitive portrayal of the relations among white settlers and Native Americans. Intertwined with the exciting plot is a strong but not didactic commentary on the tragedy that ensued when settlers forced the Native Americans from their lands.

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