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The Game of Silence by Louise Erdrich
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Jul 08, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, indian
Read in July, 2009

** spoiler alert ** Omakayas begins to learn her strengths and abilities as Nokomis (her grandmother) teaches her about healing plants, and she begins to have prophetic dreams. The most important dream is one in which she sees her family leaving their beloved Island of the Golden-Breasted Woodpecker to try to find living space in the lands occupied by the Dakota Indians. On this journey, the Game of Silence becomes a matter of life or death. This is a fitting sequel to Erdrich's _The Birchbark House_. Fans of the Little House books will probably enjoy these books told from the Anishabe (Ojibwe) point of view.
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