by Gary Paulsen
My text to self connection is I have rode a horse before. In the text Francis rides a horse named Footloose. I have rode a horse named flash (actually he is not very fast).
Francis kept falling of his horse but never stopped trying to get on the horse and do it again.
Francis stared at Mr.Grimes and Spot Johhny having no idea what they are talking about
Francis was brave enough to shoot at an Indian knowing it might kill the Indian.
Mr.tucket and Woodsrunner
this might be a little gross
Dried up pile of buffalo poop.
Francis shot at a buffalo chip in the distance and blown it to bits.
A soft leather shoe with no heal but has a sole.
WOW! These moccasins are comfy.
A unfinished skin with its hair,wool or fur.
Francis helped Mr.Grimes with the beaver pelts.
Back in the 1800 hundreds, people wore beaver pelt coats all the time fore warmth and fashion. These coats were uncommon in some places but some people like them.
A beaver pelt is the fur or skin of a beaver that they use to keep them self`s warm. After time passes there pelt starts to get thinner for spring and summer because it will be warmer. After that it starts to grows thicker to be ready for winter and fall.
During the 1800 hundreds, hunters trap beavers for their pelts so they can be made into a coat, boots, hat, scarf or any other piece of clothing. Hunting and trapping was a famous sport for mountain men or anybody else.
At this time Indians traded pelts all the time because they thought it was very useful in all ways.
Text evidence: Francis slapped the horse as hard as he could and headed for the wagon train.
Back round knowledge: I know that Francis wanted to go back to his parents from the start of the book.
Inference: I infer he is thinking he is destined to find his parents.
Text evidence: "HEEAH" Francis screamed, and at the same moment Francis fired his rifle at the indian who tried to kill him.
Back round knowledge: I know that Francis is only 14 so he could be scared because he was almost killed.
Inference: I infer Francis will try to fight or flee.