The Grass Dancer - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Susan Power
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Anna Thunder narrates this chapter set in 1935. At this time, she is a young mother who has recently lost her husband. Anna's niece, Dina, is visiting. She is helping care for Anna's four-year-old son, Chaske. Anna is beading a dress for Dina to wear at a powwow dance competition.

After Dina leaves that night, Chaske begins to cough. As his coughing gets steadily worse, Anna realizes he needs a doctor. Dina and her mother, Joyce, stop by Anna's house to pick up the dress Dina wants to wear to the powwow. Anna hasn't finished it because of Chaske's illness. Anna asks Joyce to get Dr. Kessler and Joyce agrees. Through the long night, Anna waits as Chaske gets worse. At first, Anna imagines Joyce getting the doctor but, soon, she sees a different vision. She sees Joyce and Dina at the powwow and Joyce is watching...

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