Pigs in Heaven - Study Guide Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Annawake Fourkiller, a recently graduated lawyer and an intern in a law firm in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, sees "The Oprah Winfrey" show featuring Turtle. She finds out they are from Tucson and that the little girl is adopted.

Taylor is telling Oprah about Turtle's being left in her car. She tells her that the child had been abused and "hadn't been growing right" before she got her. She also says that because of the Indian Child Welfare Act, she couldn't adopt her without tribal permission. A woman who said she was the child's aunt had given her the little girl because, she told her, someone was hurting the child. It had been the middle of the night and she didn't feel that she could just not take her. The next summer, Taylor tells Oprah, she went back to Oklahoma and legally adopted her. "Turtle's Cherokee," says Taylor.

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