Cherokee America

Cherokee America

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"From the author of the Pulitzer Prize finalist Maud's Line, an epic novel that follows a web of complex family alliances and culture clashes in the Cherokee Nation during the aftermath of the Civil War, and the unforgettable woman at its center. It's the early spring of 1875 in the Cherokee Nation West. A baby, a black hired hand, a bay horse, a gun, a gold stash, and a preacher have all gone missing. Cherokee America Singer, known as "Check," a wealthy farmer, mother of five boys, and soon-to-be widow, is not amused. In this epic of the American frontier, several plots intertwine around the heroic and resolute Check: her son is caught in a compromising position that results in murder; a neighbor disappears; another man is killed. The tension mounts and the violence escalates as Check's mixed race family, friends, and neighbors come together to protect their community--and painfully expel one of their own. Cherokee America vividly, and often with humor, explores the bonds--of blood and place, of buried histories and half-told tales, of past grief and present injury--that connect a colorful, eclectic cast of characters, anchored by the clever, determined, and unforgettable Check."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019
ISBN: 9781328494221
1328494225
Characteristics: vii, 385 pages ; 24 cm

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Jenkskitten
Jul 04, 2019

Tale of the a community of civilized Oklahoma Indians in the late 1800's and early 1900's in Indian Territory. A moving story that includes their customs, way of life, heartaches, laughter and the encroachment of the whites. Story line is great, I would recommend reading this tale to all Oklahomans.

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JANMAYS
Jun 19, 2019

A DISAPPOINTMENT. CHEROKEE WAS AN INDIAN WOMAN'S NAME. BOOK WAS PEDANTIC.

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