The Bean Trees

Why do you think Taylor dresses the child in the "Damn I'm Good" T-shirt? What is Taylor referring to when she writes to her mother " I found my head rights, Mama. They're coming with me "?

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"Head Rights," refer to the Cherokee heritage and the ability to take part in the tribe. According to Taylor's mother, 1/8 or more of Cherokee blood guaranteed you a place in the Cherokee Nation. The child's heritage was Native American....... thus, Taylor was entering a Native American territory.

As far as the t-shirt, Taylor used this particular t-shirt because it was too small on her, and the fact was...... the child needed something clean. Taylor notes the colors were perfect, as they were "Indian colors."


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