Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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Macy Manitou Character Analysis

Macy is one of Daunis’s former classmates. She’s full of herself, sexy, and has a knack for dispensing cutting insults with just enough truth to them to be devastating. Still, despite antagonizing each other off and on throughout the novel (and throughout their childhoods in the Sault), Macy and Daunis do show they care about each other: Macy helps Daunis in the locker room after Daunis reinjures her shoulder, while Daunis warns Macy to stay away from Grant Edwards. At the end of the novel, it’s a relief when Daunis realizes that Macy didn’t attend the pansy ceremony associated with the powwow, indicating that Macy hasn’t suffered sexual abuse.
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Macy Manitou Character Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The timeline below shows where the character Macy Manitou appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
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...awful nickname, Bubble, and approach. He puts his arms around Daunis and a girl named Macy and asks Jamie if his girlfriend is as great as these two. Jamie demurs and... (full context)
Chapter 19
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...Coach Bobby sets up fireworks, Daunis snags seats for herself and Jamie by the fire. Macy slides into Jamie’s seat and mocks Daunis for “stealing Jamie,” but Heather, one of Stormy’s... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...the next morning like no time has passed since their last run. He asks why Macy referred to Daunis as “Firekeeper’s daughter” at one point last night, and she explains that... (full context)
Chapter 21
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...imagining some nearby pansies were keeping her company. A raven darts by, and Daunis remembers Macy’s story from the bonfire. According to Gramma Pearl, Gaagaagi—the raven—never got his own gift from... (full context)
Chapter 22
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...enough to throw the baby monitor at him as he steps out the door, but Macy’s car turns onto Daunis’s street. Daunis didn’t pray for bravery this morning; she prayed for... (full context)
Chapter 38
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...it’s hard when Auntie texts that she can’t bring herself to come watch. Daunis and Macy exchange insults, but they cross their hockey sticks once they step onto the ice. As... (full context)
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...doing an awful job, but Coach Bobby refuses to let Daunis back on the ice. Macy teases Daunis; she’s injured and wouldn’t be able to do anything, anyway. Daunis and Macy’s... (full context)
Chapter 40
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...but a humble Indian routine.” When he’s done, she tells him he sounded fake, but Macy quips that Daunis only got into the tribe by one vote. Some people, it seems,... (full context)
Chapter 41
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...Daunis tells Jamie she wants to go home, not to Levi’s after-party. When they pass Macy exiting the restroom, Daunis pushes Macy back into the restroom and growls at her to... (full context)
Chapter 57
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...from them. But on the way back over the ferry, Daunis realizes with relief that Macy wasn’t at the ceremony. She offers semaa to the river and prays thankfully for all... (full context)