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Discuss the Kiowa's close relationship with nature.

Family is a very important aspect of Kiowa life. Compare and contrast the importance of family for the Kiowas and present-day families.

Discuss the importance of the buffalo to the Native American way of life.

Most Native American tribes believed in several gods - god of sun, god of earth, rain god, etc. Discuss how the acceptance of several gods instead of one omnipotentGod guided Native American culture.

The Narrator returns to his grandmother's home and retraces the steps of his ancestors. Why do you think the Narrator decides to do this after his grandmother's death and not before?

For almost half of the book the first paragraph of each chapter is the oral history of the Kiowa people. Discuss the role of oral narratives in Native American cultures.

Nature is very prominent in this story. Take a half hour...

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