Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Chapter One, Pages 1-51 Abstract
* Billy Parham and his family move to Hidalgo County, New Mexico, when Billy's younger brother, Boyd, was just a baby; Billy is now 16 and Boyd is 14.
* One day Billy is pulling Boyd on a travois on a wood-gathering expedition when they encounter an Indian and promise...
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