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Welcome to Inuit, Part 3



Welcome to Inuit, Part 3
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     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.3

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     challenging words:    acrid, fatigue, half-turned, newly-arrived, remainder, thorough, satisfaction, spite, greeting, teepee, traditional, bison, thoughts, staying, beating, wagon
     content words:    Flying Eagle, Joe Crowfoot


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Welcome to Inuit, Part 3
By Mary Lynn Bushong
  

1     It didn't take long before the wagon was well outside of the town. The rattle of the wheels and the clopping of the horse's hooves were almost as lulling as the gentle rock of the wagon itself. Nathan realized that his brother was finally quiet. He looked back and saw him sound asleep, his head resting on Mom's lap. Burt seemed to think Dad was getting the hang of driving. He half-turned so he could speak to the rest of the family.
 
2     "What kinds of lessons will we be getting at this place?" asked Mom.
 
3     "They try to be thorough; you'll have lessons in traditional hunting methods, butchering, skinning and tanning. You'll learn how to build a fire and a home. You'll learn wild crafting of plants, first aid and more. It might seem like it is going to take you longer to get to your place, but it will be time well spent."
 
4     Mom nodded. "Will we all learn to ride and drive there too?" Mom asked.
 
5     Burt nodded, and Mom smiled with satisfaction. They were quiet much of the remainder of the drive.
 
6     The sun was creeping toward the horizon when they pulled around the bend and saw the busy camp spread out ahead of them. A large camp fire was starting to burn in a gap near the scores of teepees.
 
7     At the other end of the camp, a huge corral contained a large herd of horses. Groups of children raced through the camp. A cry of greeting went up as people noticed the wagon.
 
8     "Looks like we're just in time for supper," remarked Burt.

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