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Nickajack (Double D Western)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  17 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published October 13th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1992)
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HornFan2 (Mike)
While this book was the winner of the 1992 Spur award for the best Western of that year. For me you have several intertwining story lines from the Cherokee Indian tribe.

That regard the Trail of Tears, the Ross verse Rainey supports, the fictional character Nickajack, a bunch of history mixed in and what an ugly man Principal Chief John Ross really was.

The only thing he missed were the Cherokee clans/families that fled into the mountains, they never surrender or were capture.

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Nathan Beck
Aug 13, 2015 Nathan Beck rated it liked it
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So... The book is really about the "Trail of Tears". I think there are a lot of facts mixed in with the fictional (but likely) story of our main character. I normally like historical fiction, but until the last 30 pages or so it read like a history book. I did learn some things though.
Aug 31, 2014 brotagonist rated it liked it
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All of the talk of treaties and tribal politics took up about 3/4 of the novel. I had to skip it all, in order to get through the book. The remaining quarter was about Nickajack's trial, life and sentence. This would have made a good short story.
Mar 06, 2014 Mark rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Robert J. Conley was a Cherokee author and enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. In 2007, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas.
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