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Naapiikoan Winter

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At the turn of a new century, changes unimagined are about to unfold.

THE WOMAN: Kidnapped by the Apaches, a Mexican woman learns the healing arts. Stolen by the Utes, she is sold and traded until she ends up with the Piikáni. All she has left are her skills—and her honor. What price will she pay to ensure a lasting place among the People?

THE MAN: Raised in a London chari
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
Published May 9th 2016 by C. A. Williams
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Mary Eve

At the turn of a new century, changes unimagined are about to unfold.

I stumbled across Alethea Williams and her books as I browsed a few blogs I follow. Each blog was highlighting several interesting books. NÁÁPIIKOAN WINTER happened to stand out. The blurb sounded fascinating, and so I did a Google search of Williams and ended up adding her three books to my TBR shelves. Coincidentally, after following Williams on her social sites, she contacted me on Twitter and offered to se
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When one nation strives to dominate another for economic gain, more than money is at stake. Cultures, lives, passions, traditions and human needs also fall in sacrifice. This realization resonates through the deeply-woven story line and intriguing characters of Alethea Williams’s novel, Náápiikoan Winter.

As we writers do when we deliver a new novel, Alethea Williams provided a review copy of this book for my consideration. Although I don’t know Ms. Williams personally, I offered to review her bo
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As this review was written, there was a growing protest by Native Americans in North Dakota, where an oil pipeline was planned for deep beneath the Missouri River, endangering the Standing Rock tribe's only source of water. The pipeline was also set to run through ancestral burial grounds and land traditionally held sacred. The pipeline company had already bulldozed such sites, and the peaceful demonstrators were gaining public support. These current events made it especially thought provoking t ...more
Helen Hollick
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:
" Ms Williams writes with great skill, confidence and what appears to be highly detailed research. Her understanding of the differences between the two cultures is handled with dexterity, and makes this a recommended, very enjoyable read. "

Helen Hollick
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May 25, 2017 rated it liked it
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This was a good book about the hardships of pioneer life. Isobel was captured as a young girl and lives with Native Americans as a slave. She becomes a powerful medicine woman within the tribe even though she is a slave. The other main character is Donal Thomas who works for the Hudson Bay Trading Company and lives with the Native American tribe during the winter months. He is an outsider but he becomes involved with daily tribal life - perhaps too involved. There are other characters, Sweetgras ...more
Debra Schoenberger
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Naapiikoan Winter is a novel written from the perspective of several very different characters during the time the Hudson's Bay Company was forging trading routes into the western part of North America.

The novel begins with Isobel Ochoa, the kidnapped daughter of a Mexican hacienda-owner. We witness her capture by the Apaches and subsequent trade to other tribes. In the beginning of the book, her personal voice is strong and we follow with interest as she survives her capture. The novel branches
InD'tale Magazine

"Naapiikoan Winter" is a historical novel rich in traditions and a bit of magic, and will give many readers a new look at what it was like for the native tribes when the European traders began to spread across the Americas.

Read full review in the 2016 November issue of InD'tale Magazine.
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The MFRW Book Place: 6 May 2017 - Naapiikoan Winter 2 4 May 07, 2017 07:52AM  
Alethea Williams grew up in southwest Wyoming. Willow Vale is her first novel of the immigrant experience, dealing with the Tyroleans after WWI. Willow Vale won a 2012 Wyoming State Historical Society Publications Award. Her second novel details the Irish immigrant experience and the Orphan Train movement in Walls for the Wind. Walls for the Wind is a WILLA Literary Award finalist, a gold Will Rog ...more

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