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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very interesting book. couldn't believe it was a true story Read full review

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This is THE best (TRUE) books that I have ever read. Its disturbing and fascinating at the same time. The story of a woman who was kidnapped by Indians. I think its a good winter read (much of what happens took place in winter and you will commiserate better if you read it in that season) 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.

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