The Red Heart (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 18, 2010 - Fiction - 544 pages
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The Slocum family of Northeastern Pennsylvania are the best of the white settlers, peace-loving Quakers who believe that the Indians hold the Light of God inside. It is from this good-hearted family that Frances is abducted during the Revolutionary war.

As the child's terror subsides, she is slowly drawn into the sacred work and beliefs of her adoptive mother and of all the women of these Eastern tribes. Frances becomes Maconakwa, the Little Bear Woman of the Miami Indians. Then, long after the Indians are beaten and their last hope, Tecumseh, is killed, the Slocums hear word of their long-lost daughter and head out to Indiana to meet their beloved Frances. But for Maconakwa, it is a moment of truth, the test of whether her heart is truly a red one.


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A book full of more fact than fiction, the story of a young girl who becomes captive by the Shawnee and grows up as Indian. This book interweaves Indian culture and the clash between the American ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
35
Section 3
61
Section 4
107
Section 5
130
Section 6
153
Section 7
176
Section 8
197
Section 15
327
Section 16
339
Section 17
356
Section 18
373
Section 19
392
Section 20
400
Section 21
416
Section 22
437

Section 9
218
Section 10
240
Section 11
262
Section 12
285
Section 13
295
Section 14
304
Section 23
460
Section 24
469
Section 25
481
Section 26
517
Section 27
528
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About the author (2010)

James Alexander Thom lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. He has been a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. Thom is the 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, and The Children of First Man.


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