Synopses & Reviews
In the beautiful Puget Sound valley, there are bones beneath our feet...Bones Beneath Our Feet is the lively historical epic tale of the conquest of the Natives of Puget Sound by the Boston tribe. Focused on the period from 1844-1858, Bones Beneath Our Feet explodes with political intrigue, stormy intermarriage, misunderstanding and fear, sudden massacres, tender mercies, greed and sacrifice, trials of law and of spirit, open warfare and martial law, funerals and tears. This astonishing tale resonates powerfully even today: though the gravestone of Chief Leschi, leader of the Native cause, reads: Leschi - Judicially Murdered Feb. 19, 1858, in 2004 Leschi's name was cleared by a special Historical Court of Inquiry headed by the Chief Justice of the Washington Supreme Court. This is not just a native story. It is the story of all Americans who live on this beautiful land -- a story for all who are passionate about tolerance, dignity and liberty.
About the Author
Michael Schein, author of Just Deceits: A Historical Courtroom Mystery, is a novelist, history teacher, poet, playwright and long-time Puget Sound resident. For more information, please visit www.michaelschein.com.