"However, this story of the Métis, persons of mixed French and Indian heritage, will appeal to those who enjoy historical coming-of-age tales. (foreword, acknowledgments, afterword, glossary) (Historical fiction. 8-12)"
Thirteen-year-old Josette Dupre, daughter of a French voyageur and an Ojibwe woman, has a dream of some day going to school in Montreal for a higher education, but when her mother dies and her father takes a job on a buffalo hunt, she knows that dream may escape her.
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