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Timeline of Events

  • Winter 1878

    Tom Chaney kills Frank Ross.

    Chapter 1
  • Winter 1878

    Mattie Ross travels to Fort Smith to collect her father's body.

    Chapter 2
  • Next day

    Mattie offers Rooster money to capture Chaney.

    Chapter 3
  • Five days later

    Mattie, Rooster, and LaBoeuf leave Fort Smith for the Territory.

    Chapter 5
  • That night

    Rooster and LaBoeuf try and fail to ambush Ned Pepper's gang.

    Chapter 6
  • The next morning

    Tom Chaney captures Mattie.

    Chapter 7
  • That day

    After departing, Rooster and LaBoeuf conquer Ned's gang.

    Chapter 7
  • Shortly afterward

    Mattie shoots Tom Chaney.

    Chapter 7
  • In the same instant

    The pistol's recoil pushes Mattie into a pit of snakes.

    Chapter 7
  • Minutes later

    Rooster kills Tom Chaney.

    Chapter 7
  • After falling in the pit

    A rattlesnake bites Mattie.

    Chapter 7
  • That day and night

    Rooster rides into the night to bring Mattie to a doctor in Fort Smith.

    Chapter 7
  • 25 years later

    Mattie goes to see Rooster and learns of his death.

    Chapter 7
  • Some time that year

    Mattie has Rooster's body exhumed and buried in her family plot.

    Chapter 7

Chapter Summaries Chart

Chapter Summary
Chapter 1 Mattie remarks on a difference between attitudes now—when she tells her story—and back then—when her story happened. Now... Read More
Chapter 2 Mattie takes the train from her home in Yell County, Arkansas, to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to see about her father's remain... Read More
Chapter 3 Mattie negotiates a deal with Colonel Stonehill. She demands Stonehill pay her $300 for her father's horse, Judy, which ... Read More
Chapter 4 Mattie wakes up at the Monarch boardinghouse with a cold. She goes back to bed, and Mrs. Floyd gives her some medicine, ... Read More
Chapter 5 Mattie receives a letter from Lawyer Daggett, containing the signed release for Colonel Stonehill. The lawyer says her m... Read More
Chapter 6 Late on the first day of their journey Mattie, Rooster, and LaBoeuf arrive at Bagby's general store. Rooster questions B... Read More
Chapter 7 In the morning Mattie wakes to find the others already getting ready. She walks down a steep hill in search of water. Sh... Read More
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