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Follow the River Mass Market Paperback – November 12, 1986
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A warning though, much of it is quite gruesome, and it does not portray Indians in a soft, "lets make white people feel ashamed for what they did " modern manner. It sheds light into certain savagery committed by Indians that is not heard much in the days of political correctness and bending over backwards to appease. Parts of this book are very disturbing and very,very brutal.
But I think this "punch in the face" style of not holding anything back is the beauty of the book. It presents the story as it happened, stripped bare for all to see. You will appreciate the hardship.
If you read this book you will find yourself asking, "what is going to happen next".
What is so remarkable is that this is a true story. I found myself crying when Mary left her newborn baby behind. The perils she and Gretel endure are unbelievable. I would hope that I would be able to persevere as she did in such trying times. I don't think a man could have done any better.
West Virginia history classes need to teach about this wonderful women and not focus so much on learning the counties. I could not believe that this story takes place in our beautiful state and had never even heard of this woman.
The Hallmark channel showed a TV movie based on the book but played lightly on the hardships and was not a true adaptation of the book.
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Amazing story of human survival. Took me back in time and history. This author respects Native cultures.Published 4 days ago by Paul Newman-Jacobs
Well here you have it, my first 'Best of 2016'. I would never have discovered this book on my own, but thanks to a friend on Goodreads I discovered it on the list 'The Unknown,... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Margaret @ JustOneMoreChapter
.Follow The River is the incredible story of Mary Ingles survival after being captured by a raiding group of Shawnee Indians. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Wefarm2
Remarkable story! Very well written! So descriptive you can't help but she'd a tear, chuckle, and wrap yourself tight in a blanket! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Lynda
The first chapter was so horrendous that I almost put the book down. My friend urged me to continue and I am glad I did. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Jane Ferguson