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The Year of the Three-Legged Deer (Library of Indiana Classics)

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This family story told by Eth Clifford surely is similar to scores of untold family stories of that time of change. Indian blood still flows in the veins of thousands of Hoosiers, some of whom know it, others who don't. When a people is rooted for centuries in a part of the country, no amount of plowing or paving or policy can excise the spirit from it. And so, stories like this one will always be stirring, meaningful and haunting, here in "the Land of the Indians." --from the Introduction by James Alexander Thom

1819 on the Indiana frontier is a year that Takawsu will come to remember as "the year of the three-legged deer." He and his sister, Chilili, are the children of an Indian mother and a white settler father. Their destinies suddenly become intertwined with that of a lone fawn who has lost a leg--and his mother--in a panther attack. Takawsu and Chilili rescue the fawn, nurse him back to health, and raise him as one of their own. But tensions build around this mixed family, as Indians and whites battle for the land. There's a rogue Indian named Stone Eater and a band of whites who senselessly massacre an Indian hunting party. Tempers flare and a trial ensues. In the midst of it all is Maskanako, the lone fawn, who represents purity, resiliency, and goodness. Eth Clifford tells this suspenseful story with compelling sensitivity and authenticity of detail. Sure to engage readers young and old.

Synopsis:

This family story told by Eth Clifford surely is similar to scores ofuntold family stories of that time of change. Indian blood still flows in the veinsof thousands of Hoosiers, some of whom know it, others who don't. When a people isrooted for centuries in a part of the country, no amount of plowing or paving orpolicy can excise the spirit from it. And so, stories like this one will always bestirring, meaningful and haunting, here in the Land of the Indians. --from the Introduction by James Alexander Thom

1819 on the Indianafrontier is a year that Takawsu will come to remember as the year of thethree-legged deer. He and his sister, Chilili, are the children of an Indianmother and a white settler father. Their destinies suddenly become intertwined withthat of a lone fawn who has lost a leg — and his mother — in a panther attack.Takawsu and Chilili rescue the fawn, nurse him back to health, and raise him as oneof their own. But tensions build around this mixed family, as Indians and whitesbattle for the land. There's a rogue Indian named Stone Eater and a band of whiteswho senselessly massacre an Indian hunting party. Tempers flare and a trial ensues.In the midst of it all is Maskanako, the lone fawn, who represents purity, resiliency, and goodness. Eth Clifford tells this suspenseful story with compellingsensitivity and authenticity of detail. Sure to engage readers young andold.

About the Author

Eth Clifford is the author of numerous popular fiction books for children, many of which were written during the twenty-some years she lived in Indianapolis with her husband and daughter. Her best known title, Help! I'm a Prisoner in the Library, won her the 1982 Young Hoosier Award. Clifford's books, which feature subtle and sensitive storytelling, adventurous plots, and authentic historical detail, have appealed to readers of all ages.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253216045
Introduction:
Cuffari, Richard
Author:
Thom, James Alexander
Illustrator:
Cuffari, Richard
Author:
Clifford, Et
Author:
Clifford, Eth
Author:
Cuffari, Richard
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, Ind.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Ethnic - Native American
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Historical - United States - General
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Indiana
Subject:
People & Places - United States - Native American
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Indiana.
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Indiana.
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-U.S. General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Library of Indiana Classics
Series Volume:
no. 7-4936
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Secondary (senior high)
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.1 x 6.4 x 0.59 in
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 192 pages Indiana University Press - English 9780253216045 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This family story told by Eth Clifford surely is similar to scores ofuntold family stories of that time of change. Indian blood still flows in the veinsof thousands of Hoosiers, some of whom know it, others who don't. When a people isrooted for centuries in a part of the country, no amount of plowing or paving orpolicy can excise the spirit from it. And so, stories like this one will always bestirring, meaningful and haunting, here in the Land of the Indians. --from the Introduction by James Alexander Thom

1819 on the Indianafrontier is a year that Takawsu will come to remember as the year of thethree-legged deer. He and his sister, Chilili, are the children of an Indianmother and a white settler father. Their destinies suddenly become intertwined withthat of a lone fawn who has lost a leg — and his mother — in a panther attack.Takawsu and Chilili rescue the fawn, nurse him back to health, and raise him as oneof their own. But tensions build around this mixed family, as Indians and whitesbattle for the land. There's a rogue Indian named Stone Eater and a band of whiteswho senselessly massacre an Indian hunting party. Tempers flare and a trial ensues.In the midst of it all is Maskanako, the lone fawn, who represents purity, resiliency, and goodness. Eth Clifford tells this suspenseful story with compellingsensitivity and authenticity of detail. Sure to engage readers young andold.

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