Abraham's Conceits by Peter Shaw

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"James Harvey Wilbur was a nineteenth century renegade missionary and agent on the Yakima reservation in eastern Washington. On behalf of the Yakima, he met in the White House with Presidents Lincoln and Grant, reportedly getting drunk with the latter.
He helped Yakima converts assimilate to the ascending culture through market agriculture, in an unsanctioned program he financed by diverting government funds.
His longstanding asset reallocation eventually discovered, he was cast into the wilderness and subsequently found, considerably worse for wear, by unsurrendered Nez Perce warriors. The transformation that occurred in this mostly true story is set in accurate history.

About Peter Shaw

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The writer lives like a yeti in the Santa Lucia Mountains of Coastal California, writing books, of which Abraham's Conceits is the second published. Born: White Plains, New York, 1946. Education: Hackley School, Tarrytown, New York (1964); Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida (B.A. 1968).
Published August 18, 2010 by Xlibris. 136 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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