The Light in the Forest - Study Guide Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

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The evening after the argument with Uncle Wilse, True Son takes off his cousin's borrowed outfit and puts his Indian clothes back on, swearing to never again dress as a white boy. But a tailor comes and cuts new clothes for him, and a shoemaker makes him some uncomfortable new shoes to replace his moccasins. When he tries to wear the moccasins, Aunt Kate takes them away along with his Indian clothes.

True Son is miserable. Del, his only link to his people and his language, has left. Five days a week he must learn to read and write in his mother's bedroom, and on Sundays he goes to church. He thinks the white church foolish but remembers the wisdom of one of his tribe's elders: The Great Spirit will provide. He must wait for the white enemy to be delivered into his hands.

One day True...

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