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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In Chapter 8, the one thing that makes Matt change his approach to teaching Attean is that his original method fails to interest the Indian boy. Matt initially begins the English lessons by...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt and his father moved to Maine from Massachusetts alone, leaving behind Matt’s pregnant mother and sister. After preparing a home and land for the family, Matt’s father left alone to return...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In Chapter One, Matt remembers how he helped his father cut down spruce trees to build their log cabin. He is especially proud when he recalls his efforts to haul, square, and notch the trees for...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt has been left alone at his family's cabin in the Maine wilderness while his father returns to Massachusetts for his mother, sister and new baby sibling. Saknis, a Native American Indian who...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Though the author does not give us an exact amount of time that has passed, we know that Matt has endured the loss of his rifle from a stranger to whom Matt extended kindness and shelter....

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    After disappearing for longer than usual, Attean reappeared at Matt's home. At first Matt was excited to see his friend but then realized that Attean had something serious on his mind. Attean then...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    "The Sign of the Beaver" takes place in 1769 in Maine. It is during this time in Colonial America that conflict between the British and colonists begins to escalate. The French and Indian War had...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The manitou was a right of passage for the Indian boys of Attean's tribe. An Indian boy would go out into the wilderness to live, utilizing his survival skills and patiently waiting for his...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    While it is true that Attean's grandmother despises the "white man," she decides to treat Matt's hand after he hurts it trying to free a dog from a trap. There are several factors that worked...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt goes in search of some honey after his rifle is stolen, his supplies destroyed by a bear and he realizes he has little food. He remembers a beehive he saw with his father before he left and...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In chapter 19, Matt is invited to Attean’s village by Attean’s grandmother. She was impressed that Matt, a white boy, would save a Native American’s dog. On this trip to the village, as...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt had just two books in the cabin with him. He and his father had moved to the wilderness to build a cabin for the family. There had not been room for anything more than the necessities and a...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Attean says that Matt moves quickly, like an Indian, to save them when they are confronted with a mother bear and her cub. This is very meaningful to Matt. Throughout approximately the first half...

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    Matt sees the Indian village for the first time after he and Attean manage to kill a bear together. He is invited for a feast of the bear meat at Attean's village. The invitation might not have...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    As in most stories, there are minor problems and also the main conflicts of the story. The minor problems Matt faced in the cabin right away are worth mentioning before getting to the first major...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt mistook Attean for a stranger the day he came to invite Matt to the feast at the village. Previously, Matt and Attean had been out hunting when Matt killed a rabbit. As they walked through the...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    First, in chapter six, Matt wanted to repay Saknis for his care and provisions while taking care of him. The problem he faced was he had nothing to give Saknis but a book that the Indians could not...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt's day of fun at the Indian village after he saved Attean's dog from a trap, left him feeling as if he was finally accepted by Attean and his tribe. His grandmother was impressed he had saved...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt played a key role in killing the bear that was the reason for the feast. As Matt and Attean walked through the wilderness, Matt carried a rabbit he had killed. When the bear charged them, Matt...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    When a stranger requests to spend the night at the cabin alone with Matt, he is justifiably uneasy. The thought crosses his mind to stay awake to protect the cabin and the family heirloom gun that...

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    Prior to Chapter 19, when Matt attended a feast at the Indian village after helping Attean kill a bear, Attean's grandmother was not happy with his presence. Attean's grandmother hated the white...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    There are two instances in The Sign of the Beaver when Matt is startled by Attean's very different appearance. One was a happy moment and the change was mostly physical. The other was not a...

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    By chapter three Matt has been alone at the cabin for some time. He has learned to adapt to his situation and become somewhat comfortable with his solitude. Though survival will be difficult, he...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In The Sign of the Beaver, the main character, Matt, is visited by a beaver trapper by the name of Ben. Ben, a large and imposing figure, invites himself to dinner and Matt feels obliged to feed...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Before Matt's father left for Massachusetts to pick up Matt's younger sister and pregnant mother, he gave him two special items that would later play a part in the story. Because Matt would be...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The first time Matt went to the Indian village was shortly after he and Attean killed the bear. The village was having a feast to celebrate the bear kill. Saknis gave Attean permission to invite...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In chapters 13 to 15, the relationship between Matt and Attean begins to change. Up until this point, Attean has mostly been a reluctant recipient of Matt’s reading lessons at the request of...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The Sign of the Beaver revolves around the unexpected friendship between Matt, a young white settler living alone in the wilderness while his father returns to pick up his mother, and Attean, a...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, young Matt is left to watch over the family cabin in Maine while his father returns to Massachusetts for the rest of their family. Matt's life...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The deal or agreement that Matt and Saknis came to was precipitated by the encounter they had when Matt was injured. After disturbing a beehive looking for honey to eat, he fell from a tree into a...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Attean lived in a typical Indian village about an hour's walk from Matt's cabin, through the wilderness and just across the river. When Matt visited he went through a gateway, on the other side of...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The Sign of the Beaver is told from the point of view of a narrator who speaks through the voice of just one character. This means that the novel is told from the third person limited point of...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    As Matt and Attean moved on from the student and teacher roles forced on them by Attean's grandfather, a friendship formed. At first, they had to be together so that Attean would learn English from...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Attean's nameless dog looked particularly worn and bedraggled as described by the author. Though Attean made fun of the dog, it was clear that he cared very much for him. The dog, in turn, refused...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Though the only thing Attean is to give Matt in return for teaching him how to read is food, the two begin to spend time together in the wilderness, where Attean teaches Matt Indian ways of...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt attempted to harvest some honey from a beehive in a tree to supplement the provisions a bear ruined at the cabin. In doing so, he disturbed the hive and fell into the river, covered in bee...

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    In Chapter Five, Matt desperately wants some honey, but he remembers that his father had warned him to stay away from the bee tree before he left. Although he realizes that bees are 'better left...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    After Attean and Saknis left the area to find a new location for the Indian village, Matt was all alone. It was winter, so much of the time he was inside. While he waited out the cold and his...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In the beginning of the story, Matt and Attean are forced into a relationship when Attean's grandfather, Saknis, makes a deal with Matt. He is to teach Attean the English language in return for the...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Once Matt finished reading Attean Robinson Crusoe, he began to read to him from the only other book he had, the Bible. One of the biblical stories that Matt read to Attean was the story of Noah....

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Matt and Attean are initially forced into a working relationship in chapter 6 when Attean's grandfather, Saknis, insists that Attean allow Matt to teach him English. Eventually their relationship...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The first encounter Matt and Attean have occurs when Matt is injured attempting to retrieve honey from a beehive. Since Matt has fallen out of a tree, he is partially unaware of who has rescued him...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    In The Sign of the Beaver, the author Elizabeth George Speare leaves that an unanswered question. When Matt is finally reunited with his family, he notices how frail his mother is. She explains...

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    Hello! In The Sign Of The Beaver, Matt tells us that he thinks Attean's old dog is the sorriest-looking hound he has ever seen. When Matt first meets the dog, it lets out a mean growl at him. It is...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    Part of the major focus of Chapter 9 is the growing relationship between Matt and Attean. Since the reference of this lies from Matt's point of view, it might be effective to detail a limerick...

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    Saknis would be a static character in The Sign of the Beaver. He can be seen as a static character because he is the face of cooperation and collaboration between the Whites and the Native...

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  • The Sign of the Beaver
    The Novel Robinson Crusoe. Matt offers Saknis the novel as a gift. Although the old Indian cannot read, he is intrigued by the book.

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    After a good deal of non-stop researching, my most probable prediction will be either drone or worker bees. Hope that narrows it down a bit! ;)

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    The test that Matt faces comes in Chapter Nineteen, which is when he is taken to Attean's village and joins in a series of different activities that are practised by Indians. One of these in...

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