Follow the River

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Ballantine Books, 1981 - Frontier and pioneer life - 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.

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Follow the River was an excellent book to start the year off right with. I absolutely loved it and rated it 5 stars on Goodreads. This is historical fiction based on the true story of Mary Draper ... Read full review

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I typically love survival stories, but the story of these 2 women trying to escape from their captors (the Indian/French men who bought them) was a little slow, definitely gruesome, and long in ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
39
Section 2
49
Section 3
57
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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.

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