The Game of Silence

The Game of Silence

Synopsis

Her name is Omakayas, or Little Frog, because her first step was a hop, and she lives on an island in Lake Superior.It is 1850 and the lives of the Ojibwe have returned to a familiar rhythm: they build their birchbark houses in the summer, go to the ricing camps in the fall to harvest and feast, and move to their cozy cedar log cabins near the town of LaPointe before the first snows.

The satisfying routines of Omakayas's days are interrupted by a surprise visit from a group of desperate and mysterious people. From them, she learns that all their lives may drastically change. The chimookomanag, or white people, want Omakayas and her people to leave their island in Lake Superior and move farther west. Omakayas realizes that something so valuable, so important that she never knew she had it in the first place, is in danger: Her home. Her way of life.

In this captivating sequel to National Book Award nominee The Birchbark House, Louise Erdrich continues the story of Omakayas and her family.

Performed by Anna Fields

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001

    Duration: 04min

  • Chapter 002

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 003

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 004

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 005

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 006

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 007

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 008

    Duration: 12min

  • Chapter 009

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 010

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 011

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 012

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  • Chapter 013

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 014

    Duration: 08min

  • Chapter 015

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 016

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  • Chapter 017

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 018

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 019

    Duration: 09min

  • Chapter 020

    Duration: 12min

  • Chapter 021

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 022

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 023

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 024

    Duration: 08min

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  • Chapter 026

    Duration: 08min

  • Chapter 027

    Duration: 10min

  • Chapter 028

    Duration: 11min

  • Chapter 029

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 030

    Duration: 04min

  • Chapter 031

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 032

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 033

    Duration: 05min

  • Chapter 034

    Duration: 11min

  • Chapter 035

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 036

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 037

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 038

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 039

    Duration: 06min

  • Chapter 040

    Duration: 07min

  • Chapter 041

    Duration: 04min

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