The Heart of A Chief

The Heart of A Chief

A Novel

Book - 1998
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An eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town.
Publisher: New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1998
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780803722767
Branch Call Number: BRUCHAC J
Characteristics: 153 p. ; 22 cm


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Dec 05, 2014

Chris is descended from a line of chiefs. He begins to realize he actually has leadership tendencies. When his group project team chooses the topic of Native American names for sports teams, which includes his own school, he is surprised by the reactions of those around him. In this coming of age story, Chris tries to keep alive his Penacook heritage while he comes to terms with life outside of the reservation. Do the tribal leaders have the welfare of the land and the people at heart?


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