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Nickajack (Double D Western)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  4 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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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.
Nathan Beck
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.
Winner, 1992 Spur Award for Best Western Novel
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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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