What was the first time that Matt got to see the Indian village? 

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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 been forthcoming had it not been for Matt's part in slaying the bear....

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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 been forthcoming had it not been for Matt's part in slaying the bear. Killing the bear together brought Matt and Attean closer. Not only do they now share the connection of having killed the bear, but Attean has gained a newfound respect for Matt.

At the time of the slaying, the boys had been hunting. Matt had successfully killed a rabbit with his bow and arrow. While Matt was pleased that Attean witnessed his rabbit kill and felt that he had earned Attean's respect, what occurred next reinforced that even more. When the mother bear approached the boys, Matt threw his rabbit at the bear, distracting her long enough for Attean to shoot her with an arrow, then kill her with his knife. Matt's actions, Attean said, were the quick thinking and acting of a real Indian.

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