Firekeeper’s Daughter

Firekeeper’s Daughter

by

Angeline Boulley

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Nokomis is the Anishinaabemowin word for grandmother.
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Nokomis Term Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter

The timeline below shows where the term Nokomis appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 
Generational Trauma and Bigotry Theme Icon
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Suddenly, a bird flies into the window. Gramma Pearl, Daunis’s Anishinaabe nokomis, would say this is a bad sign; GrandMary would say it’s just chance. Daunis has... (full context)
Chapter 2 
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
Love, Honesty, and Respect Theme Icon
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...you, so Daunis refuses. Now, it’s time to drive Granny June to lunch at the Nokomis-Mishomis Elder Center and then head to work. (full context)
Chapter 57
Ceremony, Pride, and Healing Theme Icon
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...women. Auntie tells a story about a young Nish girl who’d gather pansies with her nokomis every summer. The girl’s nokomis would set aside the yellow pansies, but she wouldn’t tell... (full context)