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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 13, Lame Deer mentions that one of his tribe's troubles is that they can't do what?

2. What was the name of Lame Deer's (the great-grandfather) second chief that was shot by soldiers?

3. To protect their daughters from tipi-creepers, what would mothers tie around their daughter's waists?

4. In Chapter 8, Lame Deer talks about a young Navajo boy and girl in their apartment in their city. What color of blanket did he put over this young couple?

5. Lame Deer mentions a special kind of deer called the taha topta sapa which had a black streak across what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Lame Deer sees the old cooking pot in Chapter 6.

2. What does the great wakinyan or thunderbird of the west look like?

3. How did Lame Deer end up with a bum shoulder?

4. Describe some of the strange things that a heyoka, or clown does.

5. Describe the first white man that Lame Deer ever met.

6. Where are the places set aside for surviving buffalo herds, and what does Lame Deer state the buffalo would say if they could speak?

7. Describe the situation described in Chapter 13 when white students gave an old chief a bottle of little pills.

8. According to Sioux legend, where did the blood-red rock found in the southwest corner of Minnesota come from?

9. According to legend, where did the Sioux nation come from?

10. What does Lame Deer say the white man's symbol is and why?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe how Lame Deer's ancestors and immediate family influenced him in his life and made him into the person he was.

Essay Topic 2

In the book, Lame Deer mentions that sometimes parents wanted their daughters to marry a famous chief but sometimes their daughter had her heart set on someone else. Sometimes the daughters would elope. Why do you think the tribe and parents approved of this union after the couple returned from their elopement? Why wasn't the arranged marriage forced by the parents and tribe? How did this help unity of families and the tribe as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 16, Blood Turned into Stone, Lame Deer tells the story of the White Buffalo Woman. When the White Buffalo Woman met the two hunters that were scouting for buffalo, one of the hunters tried to seize her and he was destroyed. Lame Deer states that desire had killed that hunter. He goes on to say that there have been many to die because of desire and "if this earth should ever be destroyed, it will be by desire." What does Lame Deer mean by this statement? How does this statement relate to the book? Use specific examples from the book to support your thoughts.

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