Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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Firekeeper’s Daughter: Chapter 50 Summary & Analysis

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Analysis
Daunis leaps out of Levi’s truck and into Seeney’s car, and Seeney moves her car to block Levi from following Daunis. With Seeney’s flip phone, Daunis calls Ron and tells him where Jamie is. When she gets out of Seeney’s car, she sees that Jonsy is blocking Levi’s truck on the other side. Minnie calls Daunis to get in her car. From there, Daunis watches Seeney get out and lee-lee. Minnie joins in as Levi finally breaks free from his truck. He races for Seeney and knocks her over as he leaps off the ferry, but Seeney doesn’t stop.
Daunis’s Elders rally around her to make sure that she’s safe and can do what she needs to do. Importantly, they trust her and don’t even seem to question why she needs to escape from Levi, her brother and an enrolled member of their tribe. They trust Daunis implicitly in a way that Levi and Mike, for instance, do not.
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Daunis tries to chase Levi, but he’s too far ahead. She notices Grant’s car; he must be here to get Levi. Then, Coach Bobby pulls up. Daunis asks for help chasing Levi and to use his phone. He agrees and lets her in, but he moves his phone further away. Seeing that Grant’s car hasn’t moved, Daunis realizes that Coach Bobby lied. Grant loves publicity. If he’d donated the dream catcher pucks, he’d want everyone to know, but Coach said Grant wanted to keep that donation quiet.
Suddenly, everything becomes clear: Coach Bobby is the adult helping run the meth cell—and if Grant is involved, it’s not in a big way. But Daunis trusts Coach entirely, so she ends up in what seems to be a dangerous situation.
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