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Title:
Wild ran the rivers : one family's Western odyssey
Author:
Crownover, James D., author.
Publication Information:
Waterville : Five Star, A part of gale, Cengage Learning, 2014.
Physical Description:
301 pages : genealogical table ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Ruth Harris and her younger brother, Jerry, who are of mixed Cherokee and white heritage, head down the Ohio with their parents to settle new country, perhaps in Arkansas. Pirates kill their parents, and the kids become captives on a Mississippi River island. Ruth is forced into marriage with a ne'er-do-well and bears his child; Jerry seems destined to become a pirate. Then the New Madrid earthquake of 1811 intervenes.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781432828776
Format :
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