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.
Part 1: The Young Trapper, Chapters 1 through 5 Abstract
* In May 1847, Crow Indians killed and scalped John Johnston's pregnant wife while Johnston was away trapping furs.
* After his wife's murder, Johnston killed and scalped Crow Indians and ate their livers raw in vengeance.
* Even though Johnston...
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