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Ned Christie's War

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  21 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Ned Christie saw his people's past and future. From the broken treaties and the lost lands of the East to new betrayals in the Indian territory, Christie knew the Cherokee nation was threatened not by guns, but by laws. Then, on his way to a tribal council in Tahlequah, Christie was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A U.S. marshal was murdered. Fate turned Ned Christie ...more
Paperback, 175 pages
Published August 19th 2002 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 1991)
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Ned Christie may very well be more famous now than he was when he was alive.

This version of the story has Councilman Christie framed for a murder he didn't commit because he was a political thorn in the side of those wishing to destroy the Cherokee Nation with immigration.

Deputies are sent to arrest him, and Christie kills them in self defense. He builds his famous fort, and is eventually killed himself.

This is a pretty good version with the exception of the needless epilogue.
I loved this book. I had read another book about the same historical story, and this was a new perspective. It's historical fiction, a peek into Native America when the land was being grabbed up by white settlers and the tribes were being displaced, and white man's justice wasn't very just for Ned Christie.
for what its worth, the title is not misleading if taken literally. its all about firing guns. the story offers no real insight. the epilogue is even about a character that had a minor role and its not interesting and adds absolutely nada. wtf?
I always enjoy reading Conley's work. A true historian. That being said, the reader must remember that this book is fiction.
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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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