Chapter by Chapter Summary
Chapter One: Spring 1890
Chapter Two: Butterflies
Chapter Three: The Village
Chapter Four: Mr. Hoff
Chapter Five: Summer
Chapter Six: Trading
Chapter Seven: Pockets
Chapter Eight: Questions
Chapter Nine: Lessons
Chapter Ten: Panruk
Chapter Eleven: School
Chapter Twelve: Boots
Chapter Thirteen: Speeches
Chapter Fourteen: Miss Oakes
Chapter Fifteen: Helper Jack
Chapter Sixteen: A Time for Drumming
Chapter Seventeen: Miss Danfort
Chapter Eighteen: Mellgar
Chapter Nineteen: Sickness
Chapter Twenty: Going On
Then and Now: Yup'ik Alaska
Discusses a girl's life in a Yup'ik village. Topics include:
- Where the Yup'ik Eskimo (Inuit) lived
- Villages and traditional housing.
- Alaskan climate and the importance of good clothing.
- What the Yup'ik people wore.
- How Yup'ik women made clothing and the importance of sewing to girls.
- The first European explorers and what they brought with them.
- Epidemics American and Russian traders and missionaries triggered.
- Why villages and traditions were abandoned.
- What the missionaries wanted the Yup'ik to do.
- Yup'ik children today.