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In the year 1812, a white trapper is murdered and a young Chippewa Indian stands accused. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court.

Synopsis:

The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.

Captured and shackled in leg irons and chains, Indian John awaits his trial in a settler's loft. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court. His young lawyer faces the wrath of a settlement hungry to see the Indian hang. And 13-year-old Rebecca Carver, terrified by the captive Indian right in her home, must decide for herself what--and who--is right. At stake is a life. Inspired by a true story, "Crooked River takes a probing look at prejudice and early American justice.

"From the Hardcover edition.

Synopsis:

The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.

About the Author

A former teacher and museum historian, Shelley Pearsall is now a full-time writer. Her first novel, Trouble Dont Last, won the Scott ODell Award for Historical Fiction. She lives in Silver Lake, Ohio.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440421016
Author:
Pearsall, Shelley
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Subject:
Historical - United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Law & Crime
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Trials (Murder)
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. 19th Century
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.62x5.31x.65 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 272 pages Yearling Books - English 9780440421016 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.

Captured and shackled in leg irons and chains, Indian John awaits his trial in a settler's loft. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court. His young lawyer faces the wrath of a settlement hungry to see the Indian hang. And 13-year-old Rebecca Carver, terrified by the captive Indian right in her home, must decide for herself what--and who--is right. At stake is a life. Inspired by a true story, "Crooked River takes a probing look at prejudice and early American justice.

"From the Hardcover edition.

"Synopsis" by , The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.
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