Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Lois Lenski
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Shining Star weaves a basket for Molly. While weaving, she answers Molly’s questions about why the baby is wrapped so tightly and can only move his mouth. Shining Star explains the Indian custom of wrapping the baby to teach it patience. She explains how a wrapped baby learns to deal with nature, becomes observant of its surroundings, and understanding of the creatures. She explains that it helps the child become patient and gives him courage. Molly gets the hint that Shining Star was not only talking about the baby, but about Molly and her actions and feelings as well.

Molly and Shining Star bring containers of water to each corn stalk to keep it from dying in the drought. Shining Star sings and dances in honor of Grandfather He-no, the Thunder God. She says he is not pleased that they planted so late...

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