Ned Christie's War

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Macmillan, Aug 19, 2002 - Fiction - 175 pages
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Ned Christie saw his people's past and future. From the broken treaties and the lost lands of the East to new betrayals in the Indian territory, Christie knew the Cherokee nation was threatened not by guns, but by laws. Then, on his way to a tribal council in Tahlequah, Christie was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A U.S. marshal was murdered. Fate turned Ned Christie--a father, a husband, and a man of vision--into an outlaw. Courage turned him into a warrior.

Robert Conley's powerful historical novel is a classic tale of injustice and heroism. Cloaking himself in the magic of his people and the love of his family, an innocent man would fight back: for a crime he did not commit, against hatred he did not deserve, and against men determined to gun Ned Christie down...
 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
19
Chapter 3
31
Chapter 4
43
Chapter 5
55
Chapter 6
67
Chapter 7
79
Chapter 13
149
Chapter 14
157
Chapter 15
167
Chapter 16
177
Chapter 17
187
Chapter 18
193
Chapter 19
205
Chapter 20
217

Chapter 8
91
Chapter 9
107
Chapter 10
119
Chapter 11
129
Chapter 12
139
Epilogue
225
Coda
229
Authors Note
231
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Robert J. Conley was born in 1940 in Cushing Oklahoma. He is a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. He is noted for depictions of precontact and historical Cherokee figures. He is known for a series of books called the Real People Series. The sixth of the series, The Dark Island (1996) won the Spur Award for best Western novel in 1995. He has also won two other Spur Awards, in 1988 for the short story "Yellow Bird", and in 1992 for the novel Nickajack. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.

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