Follow the River by JAMES ALEXANDER Thom

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Mary Ingles was twenty-three, married, and pregnant, when Shawnee Indians invaded her peaceful Virginia settlement, killed the men and women, then took her captive. For months, she lived with them, unbroken, until she escaped, and followed a thousand mile trail to freedom--an extraordinary story of a pioneer woman who risked her life to return to her people.

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James Alexander Thom was formerly a U.S. Marine, a newspaper and magazine editor, and a member of the faculty at the Indiana University Journalism School. He is the acclaimed author of "Follow the River"; "Long Knife"; "From Sea to Shining Sea"; "Panther in the Sky," for which he won the prestigious Western Writers of America Spur Award for best historical novel; "The Children of First Man"; "The Red Heart"; and "Sign-Talker," He lives in the Indiana hill country near Bloomington with his wife, Dark Rain, of the Shawnee Nation, United Remnant Band. Dark Rain is a member of the National Council, which is planning the Lewis and Clark bicentennial celebration. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published August 11, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 416 pages
Genres: History, Action & Adventure, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Westerns. Fiction

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And when the traders take Mary and old Dutch woman Ghetel to a second lick to collect salt, Mary decides to abandon her baby to a squaw and strike out for home with Ghetel.

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