Meridian - Meridian: Indians and Ecstasy, English Walnuts, and The Happy Mother Summary & Analysis

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Meridian: Indians and Ecstasy, English Walnuts, and The Happy Mother Summary

In Indians and Ecstasy, young Meridian goes into her father's shed and sees him examining a map of Indian settlements in North America. The whole room is full of photos and artifacts of Native Americans. Later, her father turns over the deed for their small farm, which contains the Sacred Serpent, an Indian burial mound in the shape of a serpent, to a Native American man, Walter Longknife, who camps there and gives back the deed at the end of the summer when he moves on. Later, the government takes away the land and makes it a public park, where blacks are not allowed. Mr. Hill's grandmother, Feather Mae, had stopped her husband from flattening the burial mound. She had a spiritual experience in the...

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