Mesquite Roots

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his historical novel describes the last great land giveaway, the 1893 Land Run into the Cherokee Strip, Indian Territory, where my father’s family homesteaded. This story of the Darbys and the McCanns is based in part on my grandparents’ travel logs and diary and tells how these close friends endured hardships and tragedies near the Cimarron River by Glass Mountain (front cover) at Orienta, Oklahoma, where they raised their families. Read of their journey in wagons with over-jets and how they built and lived in their soddies with cat-and-claw chimneys. Read about the extraordinary life of a small Indian boy abandoned during the Land Run, but adopted by the McCanns and how he rose to greatness. This story of the love these families and their children shared throughout their lives, along with family photographs and vivid descriptions of age-old Indian rituals of birth, marriage, and death will remain in your memory. This is an emotionally charged book that many read in one... More > sitting.Buy at< Less
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July 12, 2013
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