Wild Ran the Rivers: One Family's Western Odyssey

Wild Ran the Rivers One Family s Western Odyssey This is a story of pioneers pirates and ponies floods earthquakes a mysterious wilderness settlement and how the second generation of a Cherokee family found a home on the upper reaches of the Little

  • Title: Wild Ran the Rivers: One Family's Western Odyssey
  • Author: James D. Crownover
  • ISBN: 9781432828776
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is a story of pioneers pirates and ponies floods earthquakes a mysterious wilderness settlement and how the second generation of a Cherokee family found a home on the upper reaches of the Little Red River.Ruth Harris barely 16 years old captured by river pirates is sold to and forced to marry a pirate her brother Jerry is given to the widow of one of the piratThis is a story of pioneers pirates and ponies floods earthquakes a mysterious wilderness settlement and how the second generation of a Cherokee family found a home on the upper reaches of the Little Red River.Ruth Harris barely 16 years old captured by river pirates is sold to and forced to marry a pirate her brother Jerry is given to the widow of one of the pirates They are held prisoner on Pirate Island until the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 1812 provide them a way of escape from the island.They flee from the quakes through trackless wilderness and Jerry comes of age during their sojourn at Flee s Settlement when he experiences his first gunfight and helps rescue an Osage family from their captors.

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    1. Growing up in the midwest, along the Mississippi, I have always known of the New Madrid fault, but this is the first fiction that I have come across with such characters and vivid description of the earthquake. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Excellent.

    2. Winner, 2015 Spur Award for Best Western Historical Novel (and Spur Award for Best First Novel as well). That says it all.

    3. A couple of my patrons mentioned this book last week both saying that it's "different". They commented on the style of the story told from different perspectives. I think they found it unusual to have the story told in first person as if it were a memoir. I was surprised by the earthquake and looked up information about it to discover that it was a real event.

    4. As the old Monty Python’s Flying Circus catchphrase used to go: “And now for something completely different.” With Crownover’s “Wild Ran the Rivers,” I’d also add “something completely fresh.” Crownover not only explores an unfamiliar subject -- river pirates on the Mississippi and the Western migration of Cherokee families before the infamous Trail of Tears, but he approaches it in a unique and pleasing voice. Written as an oral history from the old Federal Writers Project fr [...]

    5. There were portions of this book I really enjoyed. Written fictitiously as a story told to James Daniel, who was working for the Federal Writers' project in 1937, the series tells of a family's western migration as they move from Tennessee in 1803 to the New Mexico Territory. This first book in the series begins with the family decision to move from Tennessee to lands west of the Mississippi to take advantage of the land grants the Spanish were offering to new settlers. The family was attacked b [...]

    6. “My grandpa was a pirate on the Mississip,” says Zenas Meeker of White Sands, New Mexico. His half-Cherokee grandmother, Ruth Fourkiller Harris, is just a teen when her family seeks free land in the Louisiana Purchase. Tragedy strikes when river pirates kill her parents, and Ruth is sold to one of them as a wife (not graphically depicted). For the next eight years Ruth despairs of ever escaping. Then the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 make the pirates, and much of the Midwest as well, think [...]

    7. Great story telling from the perspective of a young woman who has a less than ideal life, and her young brother. The descriptions of the New Madrid earthquake are riveting, and made me want to learn more about that event and the history of the area. Minus one star for the author asides which suddenly appeared in the middle of the scenes and distracted from the intensity of the story. Maybe it was the formatting on my eBook version? Where these supposed to be footnotes or maybe author notes at th [...]

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