Exploitation sweeps westward over the Appalachians in 1779 and engulfs a boy who loses his mother to smallpox, allies with a mentor squirrel, trains as a shaman and blood-brothers with a freedman during decades of pestilence and war, only to lose his people’s trust to a malignant medicine man before these old enemies collide in an epic good-versus-bad wolf revelation.
A tribal fountainhead, Cherokee Rock, shelters a smallpox orphaned boy with a mentor squirrel during decades of pestilence and war, as he blood brothers with a freedman and battles a malignant medicine man to save his people’s hearts from soul devouring Raven Mockers.
SUCH THING AS TOO
Bruce Newport, TX
“Cherokee Rock, told by a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is a riveting Native American saga, engrossing from page one."
Mitch Godley, NY
"Cherokee Reel enlightened this Civil War buff about the conflict in Oklahoma and Arkansas, seldom told from the Union point of view."
Lisa Driver, CA
“Good to read action historical fiction, Cherokee Rose and Cherokee Reel, told through the eyes of a woman.”
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James A Humphrey
In 1779, colonial expansions sweep from the Appalachians and engulf the boy who loses his mother under the care of an incompetent shaman to smallpox. A mentor squirrel advises he train at healing under the outcrop fountainhead of Cherokee Rock.
The clan’s legendary peacemaker falls to murderers, which inspires his immature peace-and-health pledge.
The Cherokee American Wars rage as the youngster grows and blood-brothers with a Freedman to earn a fresh name, Dideyohvsgi (teacher.) Using natural science, he explores revolutionary treatments for the pox and, with aboriginal faith, defends his old school from evil pestilence.
His mother’s medicine man murders his furry friend, which creates a lifelong confrontation.
Their tribal forces lose the critical Battle of the Wabash and sue for stability as Raven Mockers hover above the nation to devour conquered hearts.
Dideyohvsgi resolves to champion his people and win the future. He advocates for a fundamentalist return to tradition while his opposition supports a merger with white culture and wealth.
These opposites collide in a good versus bad wolf revelation atop the symbolic axiom, Cherokee Rock. With harvested amity and new confidence, the victor strides into leadership’s uncertainty.