Beloved Mother by Charlotte Jane Ellington
The Story of Nancy Ward

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It was a time of drastic change for the Cherokee and for the frontier. The white settlers approached steadily, their home sites encroaching more and more every year upon the hunting grounds and towns of the Cherokee. Misunderstandings often led to violence, and violence often led to war—war against an unconquerable foe. Against this backdrop emerges the character of Nancy Ward, Beloved Woman of her tribe. She attained her special rank as a teen when she rallied the Cherokee warriors to a victory over the Creek, but she chose to follow the path of peace—a path that often pitted her against her famous warrior cousin, Dragging Canoe.

About Charlotte Jane Ellington

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Charlotte Jane Ellington was first introduced to the stories of the Cherokee as a child while at the Trail of Tears State Park. She was compelled to write a fictionalize account of Nancy Ward's life after reading Pat Alderman's Nancy Ward/Dragging Canoe.
Published January 1, 1994 by Overmountain Press. 187 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Young Adult, History, Children's Books. Fiction

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Ellington recreates the life of Cherokee heroine Nancy Ward (1738-1822) in this mild-mannered historical novel.

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