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Whelan, Gloria.
New York : HarperTrophy, 1997.
IL 3-6, RL4.2
ISBN 0064420566
It is 1839 and Lucy's parents have died.  She is now being sent to live with an aunt and uncle she has never met.  They run a mission school for Indians.  Aunt Emma is rather cold and has lots of rules.  Especially about not showing affection.  She believes in living a simple life.  The Indian children at the school are taught to read, write and do arithmetic.  They are also taught a skill to get them by in the world.  Lucy is sad that the Indians are forced to give up their Indian ways in order to fit in.  When a strong willed girl arrives, Lucy learns more than she ever thought she would.  Find out what goes on in The Indian School.
SUBJECTS:      Missionaries -- Fiction.
                        Indians of North America -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.


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