Lesson 1 (from Prologue, Chapters 1 and 2)
Prologue, Chapters 1 and 2
The prologue to The Lion's Lady is significant because it explores the vision received by the shaman of the Dakota tribe of the Black Hills from the Great Spirit in 1797. The vision is confusing because he sees the sun at night and then a vision of a grey eagle and a white mountain lion with blue eyes leading a herd of buffalo. The shaman takes this as a sign that Grey Eagle will rule his tribe even though he has considered handing it to a younger warrior since his daughter and grandson have been kidnapped. The vision of the lion that is surrounded by the buffalo remains a mystery to the shaman, but the reader can later determine that that the lion represents Christina, and the tribe must protect her. This lesson will examine the shaman's vision and what it foreshadows for the...
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