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The Resource The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, Jim Fergus

The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, Jim Fergus

Label
The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill
Title
The vengeance of mothers
Title remainder
the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill
Statement of responsibility
Jim Fergus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"9 March 1876 My name is Meggie Kelly and I take up this pencil with my twin sister, Susie. We have nothing left, less than nothing. The village of our People has been destroyed. Empty of human feeling, half-dead ourselves, all that remains of us intact are hearts turned to stone. We curse the U.S. government, we curse the Army, we curse the savagery of mankind, white and Indian alike. We curse God in his heaven. Do not underestimate the power of a mother's vengeance . . . . So begins the journal of Margaret Kelly, a woman who participated in the government's "Brides for Indians" program in 1873, a program whose conceit was that the way to peace between the United States and the Cheyenne Nation was for One Thousand White Women to be given as brides in exchange for three hundred horses. Mostly fallen women, the brides themselves thought it was simply a chance at freedom. But many fell in love with the Cheyenne spouses and had children with them . . . and became Cheyenne themselves. THE VENGEANCE OF MOTHERS explores what happens to the bonds between wives and husbands, children and mothers, when society sees them as "unspeakable." Jim Fergus brings to light a time and place and fills it with unforgettable characters who live and breathe with a passion we can relate to even today" --
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fergus, Jim
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3556.E66
LC item number
V46 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, White
  • Cheyenne Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Whites
  • Interracial marriage
  • Retribution
  • Western stories
  • Diary fiction
  • Historical fiction
Label
The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, Jim Fergus
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967094828
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781250093424
Lccn
2017017724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967094828
Label
The vengeance of mothers : the journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill, Jim Fergus
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967094828
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9781250093424
Lccn
2017017724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967094828

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