Chapters 19-21 Summary

Chapter 19

Two days later, Attean invites Matt to come visit at his village. His grandmother had been very surprised that a white boy would put so much effort into saving an Indian dog, and she welcomes him now. When Attean shows him around the encampment, Matt is fascinated by the work the squaws are doing, and he watches carefully as they pound corn kernels and spread berries out on strips of bark to dry. Attean, who scorns "squaw work," humors Matt for a while, then takes him over to play a game, similar to dice, with a noisy cluster of boys.

Matt is soon the loser in the game of chance and must forfeit his shirt in payment. Afterwards, Attean initiates another game, which is played with...

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