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The vengeance of mothers / by Jim Fergus.

Fergus, Jim (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW LP FER (Text) 70743000155856 Large Print Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP FER (Text) 78731000501395 New Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781432843601
  • ISBN: 1432843605
  • Physical Description: 615 pages (large print); 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 9 March 1876. My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed, all our possessions burned, our friends butchered by the soldiers, our baby daughters gone, frozen to death on an ungodly trek across these rocky mountains. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance... So begins the Journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the U.S. government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for one thousand white women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses.
Subject: Women, White > Fiction.
Cheyenne Indians > Fiction.
Indians of North America > West (U.S.) > Government relations > Fiction.
Whites > West (U.S.) > Relations with Indians > Fiction.
Interracial marriage > West (U.S.) > Fiction.
Retribution > Fiction.
Large type books
FICTION / Historical.
Genre: Diary fiction.
Western stories

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