Centennial - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

In 1851, rumor spreads that there's to be a great meeting of Indians and the white man with the ultimate goal of determining land ownership and lasting peace. Thousands of Indians gather, refusing to send only their chiefs on so great a meeting that impacts all. Lost Eagle, grandson of Lame Beaver, is an important factor in the gathering with others, including Broken Thumb with Jake Pasquinel at his side, urging war. The promised gifts are delayed, an ominous sign, but finally arrive and the Indians are given many trinkets as well as blankets and military uniforms, meant to signify the new treaty which grants land rights to the Indians, an annual allowance for restitution, and requirements for all to live in peace. Levi Zandt, serving as an interpreter because the military's first choice for that position - McKeag - has died of cholera...

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