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Sweetgrass To become a woman meant everything to Sweetgrass But how was a year old Blood girl to wait for her parents to choose her husband when her heart yearned for Eagle Sun Set in the historic horse and g

  • Title: Sweetgrass
  • Author: JanHudson
  • ISBN: 9780698117631
  • Page: 354
  • Format: Paperback
  • To become a woman meant everything to Sweetgrass But how was a 15 year old Blood girl to wait for her parents to choose her husband when her heart yearned for Eagle Sun Set in the historic horse and gun period of the Blackfoot confederacy, this daring first novel charts unknown territory on the early 19th century prairie the lives of Native women caught up in the sTo become a woman meant everything to Sweetgrass But how was a 15 year old Blood girl to wait for her parents to choose her husband when her heart yearned for Eagle Sun Set in the historic horse and gun period of the Blackfoot confederacy, this daring first novel charts unknown territory on the early 19th century prairie the lives of Native women caught up in the sweep of Western Canadian history.

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    1. I received this book in the 4th grade and reread it at least eight times over the next two years. The depth of the descriptions will terrify you in the frightening moments and then warm your skin again as you live through another summer. This is one of my top 3 children's books.

    2. I read this book back in the 6th grade and parts of it always come back to me at weird random timesI remember how desperately Sweetgrass longed for Eagle Sun and how hard she fought to keep her brother alive when sickness struck her tribe. The attention to detail really made her world come alive and the struggles faced by her and her tribe at this pivotal juncture in North American history were very clearly articulated.I thought it was a wonderful story (enough that I still think about it 20+ ye [...]

    3. Worldview - Written by non-native about Blackfoot culture: Please see review. AgeRead Aloud - 9 yrs+Independent Reader - 12 yrs+Setting:Location - Alberta Time Period - 1837-1838Review Sweetgrass is a young Blackfoot girl of fifteen. She longs to be married and impatiently waits for her father to tell her to whom she will be given. The story follows her through a year of her life on the Alberta plains, hunting and gathering, meeting together with the other clans for the Sun Dance, buffalo h [...]

    4. Read when I was younger.Liked it well enough to re-read some times.Also I really admired the main character and they way she managed to deal with her troubles.Also I am realizing that many of the books I read during this period (90s) involved native americans.There certainly seems to have been a trend going on with the publishers!

    5. Sweetgrass is een verhaal over een Indiaans meisje van vijftien. Ze leeft in de streek die nu deel uitmaakt van Alberta, Canada. Het verhaal speelt in de eerste helft van de negentiende eeuw. Sweetgrass’ stam behoort tot de Zwartvoet-Indianen. De meeste meisjes trouwen op haar leeftijd en Sweetgrass wil dat zelf ook heel graag. Het liefst met haar jeugdvriend Eagle Sun, maar haar vader vindt haar nog niet volwassen genoeg. Het verhaal beschrijft het dagelijks leven van Sweetgrass, maar ook bij [...]

    6. Summary of Sweetgrass: Sweetgrass is a 15 year old girl living in the Blackfoot Native American tribe. She is the oldest girl in the tribe to not be married, which bothers her on a daily basis as she dreams of the day she too can get married. She falls in love with the young warrior Eagle-Sun, but can on briefly speak with him due to respecting traditions of the Blackfoot tribe. As winter approaches the men leave the tribe and Sweetgrass has to take responsibility with her Almost-Mother to take [...]

    7. I've been working with the Read 180 program, Stage C (high school) for over a decade, and Sweetgrass has always been a book in the library that comes with the program. However, I've only just now gotten around to reading it. Most of my students - and now the students in the classrooms that I assist with - don't read Sweetgrass, and I wondered if it is simply that the Native American experience is not a valued voice in this area.While that might be part of it, I have to say this book is the antit [...]

    8. This book is so strange - even though it's YA, it's written in an adult way - not adult like it's dirty, but like, the way things are described I don't think I would have fully appreciated or understood as a teenager.I don't think a teenager would be able to articulate thoughts this clearly, and there is a weird disconnect there that I couldn't get over while I was reading it - and I'm not even sure why I had it in my pile of books, I was sure that my English-Teacher-Sister gave it to me and tol [...]

    9. At fifteen, Sweetgrass is the oldest unmarried girl in her Blackfoot tribe—and not by choice. Most Blackfoot girls marry young because their families are poor. They need the dowry and can also do with one fewer mouth to feed. Sweetgrass is the daughter of a well respected warrior, who is in need of neither of these things. However, his insistence that she is too young to marry is a constant irritation to Sweetgrass, who is very much in love with a young man in her tribe. Sweetgrass needs a way [...]

    10. "You speak of our warriors," said Grandmother as she packed. "I have myself been a warrior. Their lives without our lives are worth less than our lives without theirs. We Blackfoot women must expect our men to die at any moment, and we must be strong to do our part. We are to save our lives and the lives of our Blackfoot children." (54)"Five-Killer will not care for me the way he does now," she said in a flat voice. "I am to become old and bear children."Around us blew the sour wind of a late da [...]

    11. This is nice book. It's all about a young blackfoot girl in southern Alberta, Sweetgrass, wanting to be married like her younger friend, but to prove herself a woman, having to scape and prepare a whole bunch of bison hides! But then smallpox falls upon the village . . . and Sweetgrass has to take care of her sick family!I liked this book because it's quite feminist - like when Sweetgrass' brother can't hunt, she has to go instead.

    12. Sweetgrass is 15, the oldest unmarried girl in the Blackfoot Tribe. She wants her father to choose Eagle-Sun, a brilliant young warrior, but he keeps putting her off as too young to marry. Sweetgrass struggles to please her father through the winter, but she must grow up quickly when a smallpox epidemic hits her tribe and she is the only one who can keep her family alive.

    13. Read the book when I was middle school. It was great, but the author left you with a cliffhanger at the end. When the author was writing book #2 she passed away; so the story was never finished. If your okay with a incomplete store then you should read this book.

    14. I really enjoyed this book as a child. I hope it's accurate because it did read like Hudson had done her research. I enjoyed the characters and the plot. I found the whole story fascinating and did a book report on it.

    15. A really fast read, this book was another short historical fiction by Jan Hudson. Although less intriguing than the last book I read by her, and less historically relevant (well, aside from the smallpox outbreak, I guess), it was still an interesting read.

    16. I remember getting this out of the branch library where my grandmother used to volunteer. It was a good book, telling the tale of a young Native American girl and her best friend, and what happens to them during wars between various tribes.

    17. A lovely coming-of-age story told from the perspective of a young First Nations girl living in what is now Western Canada in 1837-38. Beautifully creates the daily (though changing) lives of First Nations people against the historical tragedy of a small pox outbreak.

    18. Really fond memories of reading this as a kid-4th grade-ish, so it'd be a 4 star for me, but I'm not sure how to rate it as an adult or how accurately and well it handles the culture.

    19. Romance, danger, beauty, pain, longing, all packed into a deceptively simple story that rings with authenticity. Thoroughly researched and well-written.

    20. i love this book so much but it was kinda sad that her younger sister and her younger brother passed away from the smallpox i feel so sad about those kids

    21. I read this in either 4th or 5th grade. I don't remember anything about it, so I can't rate it at this time. Perhaps I'll pick it up again and see.

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