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The Falcon: A Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tannerby John Tanner
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John Tanner's fascinating autobiography tells the story of a man torn between white society and the Native Americans with whom he identified.
This fascinating autobiography chronicles the life of John Tanner (the Falcon) who was captured in 1789 at the age of nine by the Shawnee tribe and then sold to an Ojibwa family with whom he spent the first half of his adult life ranging the north woods of Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario. Tanner attempted to return to white society but ultimately decided his home was with the Ojibwa.
About the Author
John Tanner (1780-unknown) was captured by the Shawnee when he was nine years old and lived his life among the Ojibwa.
Bestselling author Louise Erdrich grew up in North Dakota and is of German and Turtle Mountain Chippewa descent. Her novels include Love Medicine and The Beet Queen.
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