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An Angry Drum Echoed: Mary Musgrove, Queen of the Creeks Hardcover – January 1, 2007
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"An Angry Drum Echoed" is a recipient of the prestigious gold Mom's Choice Award. The Mom's Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, Ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times Best-Selling Author; LeAnn Thieman, Motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books; Tara Paterson, Certified Parent Coach, and founder of the Mom's Choice Awards. Parents and educators look for the Mom s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families. This book/product has been honored by this distinguished gold award. --Mom's Choice Awards<br /><br />"Georgia's own Pocahontas" helped settlers and Native Americans get along in peace. Especially good for middle and older readers. --Atlanta Journal Constitution<br /><br />Readers may have little background knowledge of this woman and the times in which she lived, but the careful description of the Creek culture and the accounts of the difficulties of the early settlements provide a wealth of information about the life of a remarkable woman and the beginning of a new nation. Recommended for junior/senior high school students. --Janis Flint-Ferguson, Assoc. Prof., English, Gordon College, Wenham, MA/KLIATT, January 1, 2007
Readers may have little background knowledge of this woman and the times in which she lived, but the careful description of the Creek culture and the accounts of the difficulties of the early settlements provide a wealth of information about the life of a remarkable woman and the beginning of a new nation. Recommended for junior/senior high school students. --Janis Flint-Ferguson, Assoc. Prof., English, Gordon College, Wenham, MA/KLIATT, January 1, 2007
"Georgia's own Pocahontas" helped settlers and Native Americans get along in peace. Especially good for middle and older readers. --Atlanta Journal Constitution
From the Author
Mary Musgrove's life was as dramatic and colorful as any fictional character, yet she was a real flesh-and-blood woman. I couldn't have invented for her a life this dynamic and unforeseen. Yet these qualities are only part of what makes her the most interesting and courageous woman in early Georgia history.
Despite her important historical status and larger-than-life accomplishments, she remains virtually unknown to most Georgians outside a small group of scholars. Her life was filled with contradictions: born into a Creek society built on pagan customs, she later associated with British luminaries and Oxford graduates, including the famous Christian missionaries Charles and John Wesley. Mary Musgrove's story is scattered through voluminous letters, diaries and journals: official documents of the Colonial period. But very little is known about her childhood and parentage. Searching deeper for her story, I was pleasantly surprised to find pieces of her inside my own heart. Mary's story became so intriguing that I decided to write it in the first person.
All the central characters in this story are real; most events in the book are factual, including the births, deaths, battles and journeys. Most research information came from university dissertations, historical documents, and fellow authors who held Mary in high esteem and recognized her importance. Stepping out of the crowd gathered on Yamacraw Bluff to meet General Oglethorpe, she grasped her strange destiny's star. I felt privileged to ride with her as that star illuminated her two worlds, touching so many with its splendor. When the star exploded I crashed along with Mary, mourning her tremendous losses and grieving at the injustices she was forced to endure. Her story is a legend that has left a vivid imprint on colonial Georgia history. May you appreciate her as much as I do.
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several years and the Musgrove family lived there. My favorite books have been written about the history
of Georgia and Florida.