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Thunder Rolling in the Mountains

 by Scott O'Dell & Elizabeth Hall


A Visit with Scott O'Dell


More about Scott O'Dell


Chief Joseph, c. 1903.


Lincoln Hall Speech





Coyote and Monster


How Beaver Stole Fire from the Pines


A Landscape of History


Questions to Answer:


How did the US westward expansion impact the Native American cultures in the West?

How did the Nez Perce's homeland sustain their lifestyle and culture?

What role do stories play in Nez Perce culture?

How does the conflict between the Nez Perce and US government reveal cultural beliefs and values?

What important beliefs and values guide Chief Joseph and his daugher, Sound of Running Feet?

What important Nez Perce beliefs and values does Chief Joseph convey in his Lincoln Hall speech?