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Two Blankets: A Novel of the West

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Trapped in the deadly conflict between two cultures, a young native girl struggles to survive.

In 1850, on the great Columbia River, a ten-year-old Nez Perce girl’s life is changed forever. Stolen and made a mistshimus—a slave—to the Chinook, Little Mouse struggles to escape only to be caught and beaten. Tracked and returned a third time, the chief of the local band, Tyee
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Published July 30th 2019 by Tiree Press
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Jim Bates
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In 1850 a ten year old Nez Perce girl is kidnapped by young Chinook warriors and becomes a slave to the Bent Creek Clan who live permanently as hunter-gatherers in northern Oregon near the Columbia River. She is referred to a Girl-With-No-Name until she is married at the age of thirteen to a white trader and then takes the name Two Blankets. RL Adare tells the story of six years of the life of Two Blankets and her adopted people with a confidence and depth of knowledge that drew me from the very ...more
Robert
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding book, an outstanding adventure of the young Native slave, who was not allowed to even have a name do to Chinook custom. The beautiful and intelligent Nez Perce was already captured as a slave and thus could not hold property, and names and thoughts were property according to Chinook custom.
The girl grows into a young woman and marries a white man, and he is able to name her, Two Blankets. An outstanding story and a true heroine. This is a must read.
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