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Jenny of the Tetons by Kristiana Gregory
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Fifteen-year-old Carrie Hill finds herself in Fort Hall, Idaho in 1875. Carrie and her family have been traveling by wagon train to Oregon when Indians attacked them. Carrie lost her entire family and was gravely injured. Some of the other survivors encourage Carrie to continue on to Oregon, but Carrie needs to rest and heal.

A white trapper, Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh, asks Carrie to come live with him and his family. Reluctantly Carrie agrees, but upon seeing Beaver Dick’s wife, an Indian, decides to run away as soon as possible. Soon, however, Carrie realizes that she has no where to go and would not be able to survive in the wilderness on her own.

Beaver Dick lived in Idaho and was well known as a liaison between the Indian tribes and the Americans. He led many hunting and exploration groups through the Teton Mountains.

Carrie makes difficult choices but grows to be content with her life in Idaho. Carrie is a memorable character whom I grew to like and respect.

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