By Dee Brown
The striking saga of Creek Indian Mary Musgrove and her descendants, whose lives parallel the yank tale via momentous centuries
In Creek Mary's Blood, Dee Brown fictionalizes the staggering precise tale of Mary Musgrove—born in 1700 to a Creek tribal chief—and 5 generations of her kin. by means of tracing her struggles with colonists in Georgia, after which the lives of her sons (one born to a white dealer and the opposite to a Cherokee warrior), Brown's novel creates a gripping landscape of the yankee Indian event within the eighteenth and 19th centuries. His narrative spans colonial uprising, the path of Tears, and the Civil War—in which Mary's descendants fought on each side of the conflict.
This book positive factors an illustrated biography of Dee Brown together with infrequent images from the author's own assortment.
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