The Education of Little Tree Characters

Asa Earl Carter
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Little Tree

Little Tree is five years old when the story begins. We never learn his birth name, as Granma gives him the name of Little Tree on his arrival to her home. It represents his connection to the animals and land. Except when attending church, or at the orphanage, Little Tree dresses in traditional Indian clothing, including a deer skin shirt, britches and moccasins. He also grows his hair log, like his grandparents. When he is sent to the orphanage, he cuts his hair and wears 'white' clothes to look less like an Indian, so he will fit in better. Little Tree is extremely innocent and only sees the best in people, even when they ridicule him or say offensive remarks to him. He doesn't really understand their meaning and his grandparents help protect him from potential hurt or resentment.

Little Tree feels a strong connection with nature...

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