The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

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Baker & Taylor
Planning an expedition for gold, ruthless Spaniard Hernando De Soto journeys towards the northern tribe of the Cherokee, accompanied by Deadwood Lighter, an Indian slave who dreads the perilous quest but hopes for a chance to escape

Blackwell North Amer
For as long as they could remember, a proud native people passed the legacy of the land from one generation to the next. But violent change is coming to the lush forests and fertile valleys that will one day be known as Florida and Appalachia. Driven by a consuming greed that has turned to madness, the invaders call themselves Espanols.
In the fifth novel of Robert J. Conley's sweeping saga of the Real People, an aging Cherokee priest is all that stands between survival and extinction. Estranged from his homeland and sold into slavery, Deadwood Lighter is an interpreter for the powerful conquistador, Don Hernando De Soto. De Soto seeks the fabled yellow metal he calls gold, but his journey has turned into a merciless and murderous quest. He leaves a trail of blood and burning villages in his wake. And with each passing moon, he draws closer to the land of the Cherokee.
Now Deadwood Lighter stakes his life on finding a way to escape De Soto and carry back his terrible warning. Though his old bones ache, the journey ahead seems impossible, and the penalty for failure is death, Deadwood Lighter knows he is the last hope for the Real People.
Combining a majesty of vision and unequalled historical accuracy, Robert J. Conley gives voice to the power, passion, and beauty of the Native American experience as never before.

Baker
& Taylor

Planning an expedition for gold, ruthless Spaniard Hernando De Soto journeys towards the northern tribe of the Cherokee, accompanied by Deadwood Lighter, an Indian slave who dreads the perilous quest but hopes for a chance to escape.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [1994]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1994
ISBN: 9780385426213
0385426216
Branch Call Number: FIC Co 1994
Characteristics: 182 pages : map ; 22 cm

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