Short Essay Questions Key
1. How did Jim discover Cache Lake?
Jim came upon Cache Lake unexpectedly. He had traveled through a series of lakes by canoe in the wilderness. It was small and hidden away. Jim did not believe many had seen Cache Lake before him beyond the occasional Indian and trapper.
2. How did Jim come to construct his cabin on Cache Lake?
Jim came to construct his cabin on Cache Lake when his company offered to let him live in a permanent camp there. His job was to watch the timber company's on-scene matters. Jim only asked for supplies to construct his cabin. The supply crew helped him build his cabin in October and construction went well.
3. How was Chief Tibeash identified as the headman of his tribe?
Chief Tibeash was identified as the headman of his tribe of Cree Indians by wisdom, not by birth. He helped local Indians solve problems and settle disputes. The Indians' ways had changed, but as they used newer materials he returned to his forefathers' ways.
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