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.
The Prologue Abstract
* "Grass Dancers" is set in North Dakota on the Dakota Sioux reservation.
* It is a bildungsroman, or coming of age story, of the two protagonists, Harley Wind Soldier and Charlene Thunder.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* They are both descendants of Dakota Sioux.
* Harley's father, Calvin, and brother, Duane, are killed in a head-on collision by...
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