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Bearstone, written by Will Hobbs in 1989, tells the story of Cloyd Atcitty, a fourteen-year-old Ute Native American. This coming of age story touches on themes of courage, loyalty, and trust as...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 1:58 pm UTC

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Lone Bear the secret name chosen by Cloyd for himself. The name describes whom he really is, not whom the world thinks he is. Fatherless and motherless, Lone Bear feels that he doesn't need...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2008 1:57 pm UTC

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Oh, gosh. There are so many quotations showing Cloyd's loneliness. How about this one, from very early in the book (page 2 in my edition)? "When Cloyd was little, he used to talk to his sister...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2007 12:24 am UTC

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The man who kills the grizzly bear illegally is and "old friend" of Walter's. His name is Rusty, and Walter calls him "the best outfitter in the San Juans...best outdoorsman you ever saw." Rusty...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2010 6:48 am UTC

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After Cloyd finds Walter trapped and gravely injured by an explosion at the mine, he manages to free him and carry him back to camp. Knowing that the old man will die if he doesn't get medical...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2009 1:07 pm UTC

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The important events in Walter's life include his discovery of a gold strike as a young man, marrying his wife and settling down on a ranch, his wife's death, the coming of Cloyd into his life, his...

Latest answer posted February 10, 2010 8:01 am UTC

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It's chapter 14 of Bearstone, and Walter and Cloyd have just rocked up at an old disused goldmine. Once upon a time, this used to belong to Walter. He calls it “The Pride of the West” even though...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021 11:57 am UTC

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I assume you are referring to Cloyd taking off upon his arrival at Walter's place. Walter does not immediately see himself as a parent-figure to Cloyd and so does not have the panic and need for...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2011 2:24 am UTC

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The novel Bearstone describes the struggles of a young Native American man named Cloyd who has lived a troubled life and ends up in a boys' home. His housemother takes him to live with a friend of...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2021 8:12 pm UTC

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Cloyd has just received a letter from his sister. The problem, however, is that Cloyd is functionally illiterate and so can't read more than a few words of it. Walter senses that there's something...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2021 10:06 am UTC

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Since the climax of Bearstone happens so late in the book, the falling action comes very near the end. I'd locate it mainly in Chapter 21. There Cloyd visits Walter after the rest, and that's when...

Latest answer posted June 5, 2007 4:11 am UTC

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Bearstone is written by William Hobbs. The main character is Cloyd. He and his people, the Utes, have always had a strong relationship with the bears. Cloyd is sent to work for a man named...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2009 9:13 pm UTC

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Cloyd is in a particularly bitter mood. He's deeply resentful of the fact that Walter has much more money than he'll ever need yet still has someone—i.e., Cloyd—do the work for him to make him...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 11:11 am UTC

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Walter and his wife were an extremely close and loving couple while she was alive, and now that she is dead, a part of her still lives on in Walter. Walter thinks about her all the time;...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2008 1:22 am UTC

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Walter forgets because "gold fever" has struck him again. He's so caught up with mining again, and with the dream from his youth of finding gold and striking it rich, that he lets those desires...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2007 12:21 am UTC

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Hmm. Why he chose it is something that only he can explain, and even then, his explanation can only go so far. (Ever do something and then not really be sure why?) You can get a general sense of...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2007 8:38 am UTC

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