Winter in the Blood - Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, Chapter 12 Summary

The narrator lays in his bed thinking about the girl, thinking that she is not worth chasing after. The narrator finds it amazing that his grandmother wanted to kill the girl even though she is so old and can hardly speak. His grandmother once told him how she was married to Standing Bear, a Blackfeet chief. The tribe had been chased out of their grounds by the soldiers and had met up with another tribe with whom they decided to winter. When word came that the soldiers were closing in, one band went to Canada, and Standing Bear's group went to Montana and the valley where the Gros Ventres lived. Standing Bear died during a raid on the Gros Ventres. After her husband's death, the narrator's grandmother had been made an outcast. His grandmother later settled on this reservation with a...

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