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"The Charleston at the Trapline: The Diary of Insy Pimash" is the fifth story included in the anthology, Hoping for Home. It was written by Ruby Slipperjack, whom later penned These Are My Words for Dear Canada. The story was followed by Paul Yee's "Prairie Showdown."

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"A case of tonsillitis means that Insy has to go for help, far from her father's trapline. Travelling out of the bush takes her on a surprising journey to a very different world."

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Main article: Ruby Slipperjack

Ruby Slipperjack is an Ojibwe author and educator. She is the head of the Department of Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University. Her novels include Honour the Sun, Silent Words, Little Voice, and Dog Tracks. "The Charleston at the Trapline" was inspired by Slipperjack's own childhood on her father's trapline and her experiences in "out in the bush" (the Canadian wilderness).[1] In 2016, she wrote These Are My Words for Dear Canada.

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  1. Hoping for Home, About the Authors, page 241

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