The Education of Little Tree Setting & Symbolism

Asa Earl Carter
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Granpa and Granma's Cabin

The cabin is set at the base of a mountain, under tall trees and near a spring. A porch runs across the front, while a dogtrot separates the two bedrooms from the common area and kitchen.

The High Trail

The high trail on the mountain behind the cabin is where Granpa educates Little Tree on The Way, a Cherokee philosophy on nature.

The Settlement

Granpa and Little Tree often walk to the settlement to gather books and supplies, such as coal oil. Granpa also sells his whiskey at a store in the settlement.

Crossroads Store

The store where Granpa gets supplies and sells his whiskey. The grocer, Mr. Jenkins, gives Little Tree peppermint sticks. It is also where Little Tree meets the sharecropper girl.

The Narrows

The Narrows is a narrow portion of trail by the spring brand that leads to the mountains. It...

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