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Most visual media will go for smaller numbers of children, to save on budget, screen focus and the difficulties of working with child actors. Even literary works often cut it down for the focus problem. This is not usually {{Justified}} by having high child mortality, which was, in RealLife, what usually kept the count of children down.

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* The book "Shane" introduces Robert Macpherson Starrett; "Too much name for a boy. I make it Bob." The story is told as his grown-up recollections of the events of his childhood.

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* The book "Shane" ''Literature/{{Shane}}'' introduces Robert Macpherson Starrett; "Too much name for a boy. I make it Bob." The story is told as his grown-up recollections of the events of his childhood.

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Perhaps the most frequent use of the Determined Homesteaders Children in fiction is to have one befriend TheDrifter, inducing the stranger to help the homesteaders against whatever hazard the farm is facing.

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Perhaps the most frequent use of the Determined Homesteaders Children in fiction is to have one befriend TheDrifter, inducing the stranger to help the homesteaders against whatever hazard the farm is facing. They will also help with chores, sometimes leading to a plot complication when something goes wrong under their watch, or they make an error.


Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage, resulting in MassiveNumberedSiblings. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and--let's face it--there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

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Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage, large families, resulting in MassiveNumberedSiblings. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and--let's face it--there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.


Perhaps the most frequent use of the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren in fiction is to have one befriend TheDrifter, inducing the stranger to help the homesteaders against whatever hazard the farm is facing.

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Perhaps the most frequent use of the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren Determined Homesteaders Children in fiction is to have one befriend TheDrifter, inducing the stranger to help the homesteaders against whatever hazard the farm is facing.



* Creator/JohnSteinbeck's ''The Leader of the People'' has this as the central conflict. What happens when the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren grow up, with children of their own? Thanks to their parents' grit and determination in carving out a life for them, don't have to face the same hardships and may even become arrogant and dismissive of their sacrifices.

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* Creator/JohnSteinbeck's ''The Leader of the People'' has this as the central conflict. What happens when the DeterminedHomesteadersChildren Determined Homesteaders Children grow up, with children of their own? Thanks to their parents' grit and determination in carving out a life for them, don't have to face the same hardships and may even become arrogant and dismissive of their sacrifices.


Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage, resulting in MassiveNumberedSiblings. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and - let's face it - there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

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Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage, resulting in MassiveNumberedSiblings. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and - let's and--let's face it - there it--there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.


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* ''Literature/StarWarsKenobi'': Annileen Calwell, a DeterminedWidow and {{Shopkeeper}}, has two teenage children, Kallie and Jabe. Kallie inherited her mother's love of animals and has found a niche running the store's livery, while Jabe chafes at the life of a shopkeeper and runs off with Orrin Gault's kids any chance he can get.


* Little Joey Starrett in ''{{Shane}}'' befriends Shane. "Come back Shane! Come back!"
* The film versions of Vilhelm Moberg's [[TheEmigrants Emigrants suite]] included seven of Karl Oskar and Kristina's eight children, leaving out the baby that died shortly after birth.

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* Little Joey Starrett in ''{{Shane}}'' ''Series/{{Shane}}'' befriends Shane. "Come back Shane! Come back!"
* The film versions of Vilhelm Moberg's [[TheEmigrants [[Literature/TheEmigrants Emigrants suite]] included seven of Karl Oskar and Kristina's eight children, leaving out the baby that died shortly after birth.



* ''AmericanGirl'' has the Swedish immigrant families in the Kirsten books.

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* ''AmericanGirl'' ''Literature/AmericanGirl'' has the Swedish immigrant families in the Kirsten books.



* Karl Oskar and Kristina's children in ''TheEmigrants''.

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* Karl Oskar and Kristina's children in ''TheEmigrants''.''Literature/TheEmigrants''.



* In ''DarkLife'', Ty and his family are homesteaders under the sea.

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* In ''DarkLife'', ''Literature/DarkLife'', Ty and his family are homesteaders under the sea.


* The ''DearAmerica'' series has multiple examples in books such as ''Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie'' and ''West to a Land of Plenty''.

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* The ''DearAmerica'' ''Literature/DearAmerica'' series has multiple examples in books such as ''Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie'' and ''West to a Land of Plenty''.


Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and - let's face it - there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

Most visual media will go for smaller numbers of children, to save on budget, screen focus and the difficulties of working with child actors.

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Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage.manage, resulting in MassiveNumberedSiblings. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and - let's face it - there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

Most visual media will go for smaller numbers of children, to save on budget, screen focus and the difficulties of working with child actors. \n Even literary works often cut it down for the focus problem. This is not usually {{Justified}} by having high child mortality, which was, in RealLife, what usually kept the count of children down.


* Little Joey Starrett in ''{{Shane}}'' befriends the titular drifter. "Come back Shane! Come back!"

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* Little Joey Starrett in ''{{Shane}}'' befriends the titular drifter.Shane. "Come back Shane! Come back!"


Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and let's face it there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

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Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and - let's face it - there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.


Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and let's face it there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.

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Offspring of the DeterminedHomesteader.DeterminedHomesteader and the DeterminedHomesteadersWife. Homesteaders tended to have as many kids as they could manage. They provided a future for the homestead (and when old enough could homestead adjacent territory to add to the family farm), were a handy source of free labor, and let's face it there wasn't much else to do on long winter nights. And they were often willing to take in foster children of relatives or neighbors.


* The ''Dear America'' series has multiple examples in books such as ''Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie'' and ''West to a Land of Plenty''.

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* The ''Dear America'' ''DearAmerica'' series has multiple examples in books such as ''Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie'' and ''West to a Land of Plenty''.


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* In ''DarkLife'', Ty and his family are homesteaders under the sea.

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