Thunder Rolling in the Mountains - Chapters 1 - 4 Summary & Analysis

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Summary

In the beginning of Chapter One, the narrator, Sound of Running Feet, and six other girls are returning home on horseback to Wallowa, their home. They had been digging for roots in Deer Meadow. As the girls traverse the trail through the mountains, Sound of Running Feet notices that many aspen trees have been cut down. Also, there is smoke rising from the distance, which is explained by the appearance of a cabin inhabited by white people.

Sound of Running Feet becomes alarmed as the girls have to ride past the white peoples’ cabin. She has a rifle given to her by her late grandfather, Old Joseph, and in passing communicates with the white man outside the cabin who is searching for gold in the nearby stream. Storm Cloud, a boy belonging to the Ne-mee-poo people, just like Sound of Running Feet and...

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