Tag Archives: Native American

The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

From Goodreads: “In the remote winter landscape a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of a young Iroquois girl violently re-ignites a deep rift between two tribes. The girl’s captor, Bird, is one of the Huron Nation’s great warriors and statesmen. … Continue reading

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The Last Indian War by Elliott West

Subtitled The Nez Perce Story, The Last Indian War chronicles the Nez Perce tribe of the American northwest, it’s early achievements (particularly in light of the favorable view received by Lewis and Clark), the conflicts that arose as western expansion encroached upon … Continue reading

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Shadows At Dawn by Karl Jakoby

Shadows at Dawn is a non-fiction work about the 1871 Camp Grant Massacre, when a group of vigilantes attacked an Apache camp, slaughtering mostly women and children.  The story is told from the perspectives of the four different peoples involved:  Anglo-Americans, … Continue reading

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The Heart Of Everything That Is by Bob Drury and Tom Cavin

An excellent account of the life of Red Cloud, the Sioux warrior who took on the American Army in battle and win.  This impressive work is an excellent and in my opinion, unbiased account, of the life of northern Native … Continue reading

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Chesapeake by James Michener

James Michener has a remarkable talent for introducing a setting and taking his readers on a journey, that will make one understand the area through it’s history and it’s people.  In Chesapeake, he forms a novel around that area in … Continue reading

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Centennial by James A. Michener

Centennial was my Colorado pick for the Around the USA in 52 Books Challenge.  And, I  might add, having read it, I have completed the challenge!  Yay for me! Doubly exciting was fact that Centennial was a wonderful read.  As … Continue reading

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Empire Of The Summer Moon by S.C. Gwynne

From the opening pages of this Pulitzer Prize finalist book, the author grabs hold and takes you on a journey, detailing the rise and fall of the great Comanche empire, with a set of narratives chronicling both the terror experienced … Continue reading

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