A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
A strong warming wind in the Great Plains interior of the U.S. and Canada.
The American Indian tribe to which the main characters of Love Medicine belong. This is one of the largest extant tribes in North America and was originally situated in the Lake Superior area before forced migration west. The Chippewa language is part of the Ashinaabe language family.
A lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
Strikingly bright, vivid, glowing.
A powerful spiritual leader, trained from birth.
A Native American smoking product made of bark and other plant materials.
A long rope to catch livestock, with a noose on the end.
A birchbark container decorated with geometric designs.
Also "manitou." As understood among Algonquian groups, including the Ojibwe, a spiritual being that can be both a person and an idea.
The language of the Metis people of the United States and Canada. The Metis are the descendants of Great Lakes First Nations women and French-Canadian and Scottish-Canadian fur trappers.
Ojibwe/Chippewa for "my daughter."
No longer produced or used; out of date.
A trick-taking card game for two or four people.
To be in peace and at rest.
To rebound off a surface.
Part of a monastic habit (the clothes worn by monks).
To produce a mass of froth or foam.
A Catholic term that refers to marks appearing on the body in the places where Christ was injured in the crucifixion.
An axe from Native American groups that resembles a hatchet.
An evil cannibalistic spirit or boogeyman.
Love Medicine Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Love Medicine is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The only present tense might be, When the dust rises up and hangs in the air around the dancer like that, I feel good: the rest is in past tense. Notice the speaker is making a comment not directly related to the past tense moment. It seems to be...