The Last Algonquin Topics for Discussion

Theodore L. Kazimiroff
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1. In Chapter 2, "A Clay Pot," Joe Two Trees explains the Indian concept of "medicine," which is very different from his young friend's concept of the word. Compare and contrast these two concepts of the term "medicine."

2. In The Last Algonquin, what does it mean to be Indian? How is this similar to and different from other concepts of what it means to be Indian—such as your own before and after you read this book, ones portrayed in other books, and the various ones portrayed in movies?

3. The word "American" is used in more than one way in this book. Sometimes Joe is described as the only true American. Other times the term is used in the sense of Indians versus Americans. Find the various passages in which the term "American" is used and discuss how it is used in each case.

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The Last Algonquin from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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