Ride the Wind: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Last Days of the Comanche Topics for Discussion

Lucia St. Clair Robson
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Why does the author open the story with the raid on Parker's Fort? What is her motivation?

Explain how Cynthia Ann adjusts so well and so quickly to the Indian way of life. Why did she not pine for her family?

Discuss the role Star Name plays in the story, use examples from the book from the point at which she and Naduah meet, until they finally part for good.

At what point does Naduah believe that raiding and getting back at the white man is an appropriate action? Why?

Wanderer is aptly named. Discuss his activities and how they personify his name. Discuss his later band.

Talk about Naduah's relationship with Cub. Does it change over time?

Compare and contrast loving family relationships as they are portrayed in the story, both that of the Indian and the white man.

Discuss the point of...

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