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Katniss lives with her mother and sister, Prim. Her father is dead, and Katniss helps to support the family by hunting and gathering roots, things she learned from her father before he was killed in an explosion at the mine.
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what do you mean, what ? Katniss father was killed in an explosion at the mine.
When Katniss was younger, about Prims age, her father was killed in a mine explosion. Her mother went into a state of mind where she only stared into nothingness. Becasue of that, her mother never moved and never watched her kids, so katniss had to be the mom and the dad. She raised Prim, fed them both and took care of them as well.