When the Legends Die - Part 2, Chapter 18 Summary & Analysis

Hal Borland
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Part 2, Chapter 18 Summary

Tom meets up with Benny and an old Indian tracker, Fish. The two have been looking for Tom. Tom agrees to return to the reservation school. Tom cuts off his braids, puts on shoes instead of moccasins and speaks only English.

Back at the school, they put Tom back into the Cobbler's Shop and he is put on the task of making quirts and bridles. Tom has made no friends.

Late March arrives and Tom knows it is time for the Bear Dance. In the old days, this was the time for courtship and singing songs to the bears. The white man has since made them wait for the Bear Dance ceremony until May, after the corn is planted. Tom knows the timing is right; he feels it in his blood. Tom awaits the bears coming out of hibernation.

Then, one...

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