The Medicine Bag

The Medicine Bag

when Martin first recognizes Grandpa on the street, he is
embarrassed because of grandpa’s appearance
Before the action in the story takes place, Grandpa lived
on a reservation in South Dakota
Martin keeps Grandpa’s photographs from his friends because
Grandpa’s appearance is different from what he describes
One change that happens to the main character Martin in “The Medicine Bag” is that he
learns to appreciate Sioux cultural traditions
Grandpa offers to give Martin’s mother money because
he does not want to be a burden to her
In “The Medicine Bag” Grandpa puts the medicine bag in Martin’s hands instead of around his neck because
He understands the differences in culture
The medicine bag is supposed to go to Martin because
He is the oldest male child in the family
When Martin’s friends finally meet Grandpa, they
think he is interesting and are impressed with him
At the end of the story, Martin
has a greater appreciation of his Sioux heritage and returns to the reservation to put some sage in the medicine bag.
The best genre label for this story is
short story because it’s fiction.
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