The Tracker - Good Medicine Cabin and Quick Mud Summary & Analysis

Tom Brown (naturalist)
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Good Medicine Cabin and Quick Mud Summary

Good Medicine Cabin

In order to go out in the woods tracking, each boy tells his parents that he is at the other boy's house, which usually works. They sneak out to go tracking in the Pine Barrens, which they use as a gigantic schoolroom. They find insects, animal parts, skulls, and so on, and compare them against resource books in the library. Eventually Brown earns some money to buy the Peterson Guides to nature, and carries a lab kit wherever he goes.

Stalking Wolf is there on the day they discover the eventual place for the cabin they build, the Good Medicine Cabin. Brown concludes that good medicine is anything so memorable that it just has to come from a holy source, which he terms the spirit-that-moves-through-all-things, an American Indian term. With...

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