Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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A blanket party is how Nish kwe get justice when a man mistreats a woman in the community. The woman’s cousins take the man into the woods rolled in a blanket and beat him.

Blanket Party Quotes in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The Firekeeper’s Daughter quotes below are all either spoken by Blanket Party or refer to Blanket Party. For each quote, you can also see the other terms 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 55 Quotes

I am so tired. The weight of my expendability is crushing.

Not everyone gets justice. Least of all Nish kwewag.

Related Characters: Daunis Fontaine (speaker), Ron Johnson, Jamie Johnson, Grant Edwards
Page Number: 473
Explanation and Analysis:
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Blanket Party Term Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The timeline below shows where the term Blanket Party appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
...middle of the night when Auntie comes downstairs, whispering in a harsh voice about a blanket party . Hearing this, Daunis gets up, ignores Auntie’s glare, and follows her aunt. Blanket parties... (full context)
Chapter 5
Justice Theme Icon
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
Family and Community Theme Icon
...regretful, hugs Daunis when Daunis is ready to go. Later, Daunis tells Lily about the blanket party as they move valuables to safe spots at the big house. They hope that the... (full context)
Chapter 9
Justice Theme Icon
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
...at the grill, Auntie braids Daunis’s hair and explains why Daunis couldn’t come to the blanket party . She explains that she hates going, and she thanks Creator that Daunis doesn’t have... (full context)
Chapter 55
Justice Theme Icon
Generational Trauma and Bigotry Theme Icon
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
Coming of Age Theme Icon
...against Auntie and Mom. After a minute, she tells Auntie that there will be a blanket party , and she’s coming. Looking old, Auntie agrees. (full context)