Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison - Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

Lois Lenski
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In this chapter, Molly and Little Turtle go hunting for turkey. Little Turtle wants to prove to his grandfather that he is a good hunter and deserves a man’s bow and arrow. Molly watches in sadness as Little Turtle kills the turkey. She is happy for him because he’s so happy, but heartbroken to see the animal die. When they take it to Shagbark, he is impressed. He gives Little Turtle the man’s bow and arrow set and gives him a new name “Turkey Feather” because when asked what bird feather he wants on his arrows, he replied a turkey’s feather in honor of his first kill. When he tries out the new bow, he kills a duck and offers it to Shagbark as a thanks. Shagbark explains to Molly that it does not mean one lacks courage if they...

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