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The story of Tishomingo is set against a backdrop of Indian Territory in the late 1890's. It centers on the people of the Chickasaw Nation, their way of life, politics and assimilation before Oklahoma statehood. As the story unfolds, we follow Koi, a beautiful mixed-blood Chickasaw girl, as she grows into womanhood in Tishomingo, Indian Territory. Koi is in love with her childhood friend, Osi, a full-blood Chickasaw with whom she grew up. One day her life is forever changed with the arrival of Neville Cooper, a white man contracted by the federal government to conduct a census of the Five Civilized Tribes. His visit was like a stone dropped into the quiet waters of Pennington Creek, rippling outward to change the course of not only her life but everyone around her, in ways that none of them could have anticipated.
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  • By Trudi Cannon
    Oct 12, 2009
    "Tishomingo - Mary Ruth Hughes" Excellent read! Just finished this book, and couldn't put it down until I did finish it. The characters came alive to me, and I felt that I knew them, their lives and dreams. Hughes has both a creative and real grasp of her Indian roots and the times about which she writes. For anyone interested in history, in general, and specifically Indian history, this is a compelling story. The reality of Indian lands being stolen by the US government is touched upon, but there is no all-too-often maudling pity of that situation ... the characters are strong, resourceful and successful, and they face this reality in that manner. The heart of the novel is a love story ... but much more than just of a romance. It's a love story about strong family ties, about love of the land that nourishes them, about love of honor, integrity and courage. You see and feel all these traits in the family that is the center of the story. The flow is very good, enticing you... More > to the next paragraph, the next page, the next chapter. I had multiple "Yes!" or "I was hoping for that!" moments. I loved it! Very high recommendation!< Less
  • By dav_id
    Oct 5, 2009
    "WHAT I HATE ABOUT TISHOMINGO by Dave Collier 6* rating!!!" The problem with this book is that I could not put it down. I found myself at 3 AM in the morning , knowing I HAD to get some rest, HATING the fact I could NOT stop reading the next chapter, and then, yet ANOTHER chapter. Having grown up in Arkansas, my own relatives told me about the (evidently universal) greed for land. The Indian Tribes were overwhelmed by settlers and while the Federal Government tried to do right by these Tribes, Washington is hundreds of miles away from Oklahoma. In an age where travel was difficult, this story transports one to that time, the 1890's, and explores prejudice, justice, greed, and love. It is a wonderful story and not one you can afford to miss. I eagerly await a sequel. Perhaps this book will even be turned into a movie! My hats off to the author, Mary Hughes.
  • By nanc4golf
    Oct 5, 2009
    "Tishomingo Book Review by Nancy Norton" This is a delightfully intreguing story that leaves you thirsting for more at the end of each chapter and the relationship between Koi & Osi tugs at you heart strings from begining to end. As it transports us back in time it gives us a wonderful history lesson, with attention to the small details of everyday life of the times, right down to the foods that they ate, as it teaches us how the choices we make everyday have such a profound impact on our lives & familes for generations.
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Mary Ruth Hughes
September 30, 2011
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