Kirsten and the Chippewa is part of the Short Stories collections, focusing on Kirsten Larson.


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Story Summary

Meet The Author

Looking Back: Ojibway in 1854

Discusses the Ojibway tribe in pioneer America. Topics covered:

Before the story starts, a note at the beginning explains that the name "Chippewa" is a white mispronunciation of "Ojibway."

Activity: Make Bird's Nest Pudding

Learn how to make bird's nest pudding.


  1. The family is still awaiting the return of Olav and Anders from the logging camp, and the family is still living together in one cabin.
  2. The family is still in a cabin, so this must be before the Larsons move.

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