Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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Megan is dating one of the Supes and takes Daunis under her wing when Daunis begins dating Jamie. Daunis finds Megan alternately exhausting and kind, though ultimately bigoted: Megan reveals a dream catcher tattoo on her belly, which is meant to “honor Indians” and is supposedly okay because one of Megan’s ancestors was an “Indian princess.”

Megan Quotes in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The Firekeeper’s Daughter quotes below are all either spoken by Megan or refer to Megan. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
Justice Theme Icon
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Chapter 23 Quotes

“Your kiden needed protection from bad dreams?” I raise an eyebrow.

She laughs while zipping her jeans. “Dream catchers are sexy.”

When Lily and I were on Tribal Youth Council, we all played a game called Bigotry Bingo. When we heard a comment that fed into stereotypes, we’d call it out. Dream catchers were the free space. Too easy. There were so many others, though.

You don’t look Native.

Must be nice to get free college.

Can you give me an Indian name for my dog?

Maybe-Megan’s tattoo would have been good for another square: Native Americans as a sexual fetish. The more she talks, the more squares I mark […].

“I’m honoring Indians,” she says in response to my lingering scowl.

“Plus, I’m part Indian, so it’s okay.”

“My great-grandma was an Indian princess.”

Lily, we have a winner!

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Megan (speaker), Lily, Mrs. Hammond
Page Number: 210
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Megan Character Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The timeline below shows where the character Megan appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 23
Generational Trauma and Bigotry Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Family and Community Theme Icon
...Daunis’s surprise, the other girlfriends welcome her warmly, especially a girl whose name might be Megan. During the second period, Daunis studies Jamie’s skating: he was clearly a figure skater. Levi,... (full context)
Chapter 27
Justice Theme Icon
Generational Trauma and Bigotry Theme Icon
Family and Community Theme Icon
During the game, Daunis squeezes in next to Megan and accepts a gift bag. It contains a jersey that reads DAUNIS; Megan explains that... (full context)