Nickajack

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Macmillan, Oct 13, 2002 - Fiction - 214 pages
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In the East, his people has lived on the land for thousands of years. Now it was a nation bitterly divided, and Nickjack had decided to leave it behind. But when his country's broken heart came chasing after him in the West, he found himself with enemies he didn't choose, forcing him to pick an old, oiled pistol, and aiming it at a stranger in self-defense. A reckoning has begun--as Nickajack faced a law that accused him of murder, and sealed his fate forever.

Nickajack is Robert J. Conley's classic novel of the Cherokeee nation, its tragic displacement, and the confluence of suffering, betrayal, politics and fate that led one man into a fight for survival--and his soul.
 

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Contents

Prologue
CHAPTER 1
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17

CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
Epilogue
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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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