Ramona: A Story, Volumes 1-2
Little, Brown, 1900 - 308 pages
Ramona, half Indian and half Scot and raised by a wealthy Mexican ranch family as a devout Catholic, marries a Catholic, full-blooded Indian. The story shows the decline of the Indian at the hands of the white man. Her husband is killed for stealing a white man's horse, and Ramona goes into a deep decline. Felipe, Ramona's foster brother, finds her and returns her to the ranch. When the white man begins to take land away from the Mexican ranchers, Felipe and Ramona return to Mexico and wed.
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Review: RamonaUser Review - Jill - Goodreads
I did not realize what a tragic life the author had. Nor that her goal in writing the book was to do for the American Indians what Uncle Tom's Cabin did for the slaves. And, just like in Upton ... Read full review
Review: RamonaUser Review - Dale Johnson - Goodreads
Ramona is a classic novel written in 1884 about a young Mexican woman, with an unloving guardian and her more amiable son, on a southern California ranch shortly after the Mexican-American war. When ... Read full review