Follow the river

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Ballantine Books, Jul 12, 1981 - Fiction - 399 pages
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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people. From the Paperback edition.

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This book was more educational than entertaining. - Goodreads
Not easy to read all she went through. - Goodreads
The author is a very good descriptive writer. - Goodreads
This book was a page turner, but incredibly intense. - Goodreads
I hate to say it, but it really was a page turner. - Goodreads
Thoroughly researched and great visual description. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Kylee McClellan - Goodreads

I almost gave this book 3 stars only because it was sad and depressing, but with a good ending.. it was very interesting and well written. Even though I just wanted her to get home already and quit starving! Makes you see why there was such a prejudice towards Indians back in the 1700s. Read full review

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

An interesting story if you haven't read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee or other detailed historical fiction about the plight of Native Americans. With little exception, for me this book was about Native Americans walking and then two white captives - walking! Lots of walking! (Not for you CM) Read full review


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James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the acclaimed author of "Follow the River"; "Long Knife"; "From Sea to Shining Sea"; "Panther in the Sky," for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel; "The Children of First Man"; "The Red Heart"; and "Sign-Talker," He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain, of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a member of the National Council, which is planning the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration.

"From the Hardcover edition.

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