"Sarah introduces many issues: race relations, the presence of Jews in the Choctaw Nation, the Lighthorsemen, the educated and civilized Choctaw, a few greedy white people, the struggle for women to have equal rights and be able to pursue careers, the political issues of the Nationals and the Progressives, the confusion and separation of the two tiered system for lawbreakers for the white man and the Indian in Indian Territory, morality, integrity, doing what is right and the Gospel message. These issues are all woven into the story of the Teller family. So much intrigue and mystery." - Beverly Hardy Allen, author of Back Then: A Choctaw Family's Noble Legacy of Perseverance
"Sarah's writing is excellent, and the story--captivating. This book is absolutely beautiful. Well done." - Kathi Macias, author of Red Ink
"The eagerly awaited second book in Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer's Choctaw Tribune series certainly does not disappoint! Choctaw siblings, Matthew and Ruth Ann Teller, are at it again, dedicated to reporting the real truth all while publishing a small town newspaper in early Indian Territory. Will it cost them everything this time? Even their lives? Only God knows...
"Those who love history and have a curiosity for what it was like before Oklahoma Statehood are going to love this book. I know I did!" - Shelia Kirven, Tribal Member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
About the Author
SARAH ELISABETH SAWYER is an award-winning inspirational author, speaker and Choctaw storyteller of traditional and fictional tales based on the lives of her people. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has honored her as a literary artist through their Artist Leadership Program for her work in preserving Trail of Tears stories. In 2015, First Peoples Fund awarded her an Artist in Business Leadership Fellowship. She writes from her hometown in Texas, partnering with her mother, Lynda Kay Sawyer, in continued research for future novels. Learn more about their work in preserving Choctaw history at SarahElisabethWrites.com and Facebook.com/SarahElisabethSawyer