Thunder Rolling in the Mountains Quotes

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He often talked to me, for he had no sons. Unlike other girls in our village, I often talked back.
-- Sound of Running Feet (Chapter Two)

Importance: Sound of Running Feet's description of herself highlights the fact that she revels in being outspoken and unlike other Ne-mee-poo girls. Her courage and strength are implied in the quote, helping to fill out her warrior-like character.

They would follow Too-hul-hul-sote to the death if that is where he led them.
-- Sound of Running Feet (Three)

Importance: This quote conveys the deep sense of loyalty the Ne-mee-poo warriors feel to their homeland, even more so than to Chief Joseph. Sound of Running Feet is observant and knows that they would rather fight to the death against the white soldiers than be controlled by them, therefore they sympathize more

I will have my child here before we cross the river. This is my home. This is Wallowa.
-- Springtime (Five)

Importance: Springtime's reluctance to cross the great river dividing Wallowa...

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