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The Heart of a Chief chapter 1 The Heart of a Chief , meaning The Heart of a Chief , genre The Heart of a Chief , book cover The Heart of a Chief , flies The Heart of a Chief , The Heart of a Chief 9aaab40574958 Chris S Life Is Complicated At School, He S Been Selected To Lead A Project On Sports Teams With Indian Names At Home, On The Penacook Reservation, The Indians Are Divided About Building A Casino It Would Destroy The Beautiful Island Chris Thinks Of As His Own Is There Anything One Sixth Grade Boy Can Do Chris S Compelling Voyage Of Self Discovery Is Grounded In Everyday Eventsallowing Readers To See Into The Heart Of This Burgeoning Chief Publishers Weekly Readers Who See Injustice In Their Own Lives Will Admire How Much Chris Accomplishes With A Simple Message Of Respect Booklist


10 thoughts on “The Heart of a Chief

  1. says:

    As I was reading this, I tried really hard not to compare Joseph Bruchac to Sherman Alexie That lasted about five minutes, and for the rest of the story I kept thinking, Okay, this is nice and all, but Sherman Alexie did the same thing, and he did it better I think my problem with this book is that Bruchac s tone felt really condescending like he thought that he couldn t write a book about Indian characters without having them speak in their native language and talk about their spiritual c As I was reading this, I tried really hard not to compare Joseph Bruchac to Sherman Alexie That lasted ab...


  2. says:

    This is a great book about being an Native American in the Northeast US written by a Native American author It s contemporary and addresses issues affecting our American Indian students today It s a little cerebral in the sense that most of the main character s conflicts to overcome are in how he thinks of his family, his heritage, and fellow students in school On the other hand, the main character s a junior high student and that s the age where we re pretty much getting in our own way any This is a great book about being an Native American in the Northeast US written by a Native American author It s contemporary and addresses issues affecting our American Indian students today It s a little cerebral in the sense that most of the main character s conflicts to overcome are in how he thinks of his family, his heritage, and fellow students in school On...


  3. says:

    Manages to remain an authentic feeling account of life on the reservation without resorting to inappropriate language or content Ending doesn t feel earned, though a little cute, somewhat after school special tone.


  4. says:

    Chris lives on a Penacook reservation, but attends school in town He lives with his grandfather and great Aunt after the death of his mother and the alcoholic problems of his father Chris misses his father terribly and longs for his return Especially since the reservation is facing the serious difficulties of unemployment and the possibility of a casino being built on their island Meanwhile, at school, language arts class presents Chris with the opportunity of taking on another issue using Chris lives on a Penacook reservation, but attends school in town He lives with his grandfather and great Aunt after the death of his mother and the alcoholic problems of his father Chris misses his father terribly and longs for his return Especially since the reservation is facing the serious difficulties of unemployment and the possibility of a casino being built on their island Meanwhile, at school, language arts class presents Chris with the opportunity of taking on another is...


  5. says:

    This book is about Chris, a young boy who lives on a Native American reservation He is in the middle of a discussion as to whether or not their tribe should build a casino.


  6. says:

    Bruchac s novel is moving and persuasive He offers many issues for young readers to discuss regarding the Native American community, especially the issue of using the names of tribes for sports teams He addresses the false tendency to think of the names as honoring the pride and strength of a native nation s heritage The examples and the personalizing of ...


  7. says:

    Chris is Penacook The native people who live on his reservation are divided over building a casino to help ease the economic stress of life on the reservation Chris has strong feelings on the issue but he has been raised to be respectful of all opinions, and to abide by the will of the group New at the local middle school, his first experience on at off reservation school, Chris discovers that his calm manner and soft spoken ways are appreciated by his teachers and his classmates When they c Chris is Penacook The native people who live on his reservation are divided over building a casino to help ease the economic stress of life on the reservation Chris has strong feelings on the issue but he has been raised to be respectful of all opinions, and to abide by the will of the group New at the local middle school, his first experience on at off reservation school, Chris discovers that his calm manner and soft spoken ways are appreciated by his teachers and his classm...


  8. says:

    Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac is about a boy named Chris Chris is entering middle school but the middle school is located outside the reservation Chris deals with his fathers alcoholism while maintaining strong ties to his family, the threat of a casino being built in the middle of the reservation, and the controversy over middle school mascot, the Chiefs Chris is struggling with discovering who he is and where he belongs This is a good coming of age story that highlights changes from Heart of a Chief by Joseph Bruchac is about a boy named Chris Chris is entering middle school but the middle school is located outside the reservation Chris deals with his fathers alcoholism while maintaining strong ties to his family, the threat of a casino being built in the middle of the reservation, and the controversy over middle school mascot, the Chiefs Chris is struggling with discovering who he is and where he belongs This is a good coming of age story that highlights changes from elementary school to middle school.I thought that the book was okay It was nothing spectacular It was a quick read but nothing that I hadn t heard before This book reminded ...


  9. says:

    I really liked the theme and message that this book gives I think that no school or sports teams should have a Native American or anything related to as their mascot, because it is just very disrespectful I m very happy that my school changed their mascot from the Redskins to Red Hawks, because I don t want to be grouped into a race culture that I am not Plus, I don t see how my school was promoting Native Americans in any way, and it ticks me off when I see people from my school dress up a I really liked the theme and message that this book gives I think that no school or sports teams should have a Native American or anything related to as their mascot, because it is just very disrespectful I m very happy that my school changed their mascot from the Redskins to Red Hawks, because I don t want to be grouped into a race culture that I am not Plus, I don t see how my school was promoting Native Americans in any way, and it ticks me off when I see people from my school dress up as stereotypical Indians to promote or cheer for the athletes At first I was confused and frustrated because I thought my teacher was making us read a lame book, but I was wrong I m now very thankful that she made our class read it now I also know why The main character in this story is Native American both his parents are and shares his culture and opinions about certai...


  10. says:

    Joseph Bruchac created a well written and thoughtful story in The Heart of a Chief This book offers students a different perspective as the story is told by a pre teen Native American boy, which allows students to see and feel what he does throughout the story The main character, Chris, shares his two sides throughout the story as seen, for example, in the first chapter when Chris shares information about his name in both Christian terms and beliefs and in Penacook terms and beliefs A varie Joseph Bruchac created a well written and thoughtful story in The Heart of a Chief This book offers students a different perspective as the story is told by a pre teen Native American boy, which allows students to see and feel what he does throughout the story The main character, Chr...


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