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The Grass Dancer Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 Summary

Susan Power
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Chapter 1 Summary

This chapter opens in the year 1981, the first day of a powwow held on the Sioux reservation in North Dakota. Charlene Thunder is conducting a test of the sound system by blowing into the mike. As Charlene tests the microphone, she fantasizes about Harley Wind Soldier and the erotic things she would like to do with him.

Harley's Pomeranian, Chuck Norris, spitefully pees on Charlene's purse as she is occupied on stage. Harley is helping to erect tents for the events. Though the noise of the mike being tested bothers the other workers, no one complains because Charlene's grandmother, Mercury Thunder, is present. Mercury discourages Charlene's interest in Harley because Mercury believes that the Wind Soldiers family is bad news. Charlene is unwilling to listen to Mercury.

A year previously, Mercury changes her name from Anna when Charlene brings home a periodic table of elements and explains...

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