The Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac

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THIS EDITION IS INTENDED FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. An eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native
 

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Joseph Bruchac is the author of "Skeleton Man", "The Ret Joseph Bruchac is the author of "Skeleton Man", "The Return of Skeleton Man", "Bearwalker", "The Dark Pond", and "Whurn of Skeleton Man", "Bearwalker", "The Dark Pond", and "Whisper in the Dark", as well as numerous other critically accisper in the Dark", as well as numerous other critically acclaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenalaimed novels, poems, and stories, many drawing on his Abenaki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstatki heritage. Mr. Bruchac and his wife, Carol, live in upstate New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grae New York, in the same house where he was raised by his grandparents. ndparents.
 
Published October 1, 1998 by Dial. 160 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bruchac explores what it means to be Native American in a modern society through the perceptive first-person narrative of 11-year-old Chris Nicola. The sixth-grader confronts a plethora of changes: he

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"Bruchac explores what it means to be Native American in a modern society through the perceptive first-person narrative of 11-year-old Chris Nicola," said PW</EMPHA

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For example, Chris remembers the words of his grandfather, a former chief, as he becomes conscious of his posture on the first day of school and turns from a scared deer or rabbit (""They were made with eyes on the sides of their heads....

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