Sweetgrass by Jan Hudson
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Sweetgrass, a 15-year-old Blackfoot girl, longs to be married like the other girls her age, and she has a young warrior in mind, Eagle-Sun. Her father feels she is too young for marriage, but over a difficult year for their tribe, which include natural disasters, encounters with white settlers, fights with other tribes, and a smallpox epidemic, she proves her courage, intelligence, and maturity. "Vivid characters bring the culture of the Dakota Indians in the 1830s to life through this richly patterned historical novel An unusually fine first novel." — Booklist (starred review) "A masterpiece combining elements of an historical novel, a native American, a survival, and a coming-of-age novel .Will invite re-reading." — School Library Journal (starred review)

About Jan Hudson

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Published December 1, 1983 by Tree Frog Pr. 143 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History, Education & Reference. Fiction

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In a novel based on written records of the Blackfoot Indians in Alberta and Montana during the winter of 1837-38, 15-year-old Sweetgrass abruptly achieves maturity when smallpox ravages her family and she is the one heroically responsible for saving some of their lives.

Apr 27 1989 | Read Full Review of Sweetgrass (Paperstar Book)

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At 15, Sweetgrass is the oldest unmarried girl in her Blackfoot tribe; PW singled out the graphic and powerfully written final chapters and the heroine's especially convincing romance. Ages 10

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