Short Essay Questions Key
1. Why does Lame Deer say that Indian children are never alone?
Lame Deer says that Indian children are never alone because they are always surrounded by grandparents, uncles, cousins, and relatives of all kinds who love and care for them and help them grow and learn.
2. Why does Lame Deer say that the pipe is like an open Bible to him and his people?
Lame Deer says that the pipe is like an open Bible due to the fact that all they need is the pipe and the earth and the open sky because the spirit is all around them. Lame Deer states that the smoke from the pipe goes up to the spirit world, but that power flows through the pipe's smoke to the person as well.
3. Describe how Lame Deer's great-grandfather was killed by mistake.
Lame Deer's great-grandfather was killed by mistake because he had been promised one last buffalo hunt with his tribe. The government forgot to inform those watching over the land that the tribe was free to be there and so a gun fight broke out and Chief Lame Deer was killed along with his second chief, Iron Star.
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