From what I've read about Breaking Dawn, the fourth book in the Twilight series, Jacob ends up with a character named Renésmee. As the TwilightSaga wiki describes her:
she'll be full grown at the age of seven meaning physically and mentally she'll be like 18+ or something like but she'll have only been on the earth 7 years so in reality she'll be a seven years old who's REALLY developed and REALLY smart. which is weird cuz then guys will want her like that PEDO jake big_smile
Animal boy imprints on girl-child
Several postings mention that Jacob has "imprinted on Renésmee." This sounds like something a baby bird or puppy does to its parent. It sounds as though Jacob has bonded with the girl-child somehow. They aren't lovers now, but they will be once Renésmee grows up and becomes a woman-child. For now he's attached to a 7-year-old (or younger) girl.
Here's how the TwilightSaga wiki describes Jacob's feelings for Renésmee:
So what's the point? The point is that the Anglo vampire gets a woman while the Indian werewolf gets a (future) woman-child. Coincidence? I think not. I think author Meyer envisions Indians being somewhat simple in a wise way (or wise in a simple way). Thus a woman-child is a natural match for the Indian man-child.
Throughout history, observers have described Indians as animals. Now we're seeing a modern-day version of this. While the Anglo vampire ends up in a mature relationship involving sex and pregnancy, the Indian werewolf ends up literally and figuratively with puppy love. One grows up; the other doesn't.
Have I made the symbolism clear enough? Maybe I should spell it out:
Anglo man => woman
Indian boy => girl
It might be okay if one actually were a man and the other a boy. But both Edward the vampire and Jacob the werewolf are 17. Their prospects should be similar, but they aren't. What does that tell you about Twilight's view of Indians?
For more on the subject, see Quileute Werewolves in Twilight.
P.S. My guess that Jacob would die tragically was sadly off. Oh, well...can't win 'em all.
Below: "I look like I'm about 12, so I'm young enough for a 7-year-old. Gimme a taste of that girl-child. Awhooo!"