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Ned Christie's War

Robert J. Conley

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Ned Christie saw his people's past and future. From the broken treaties and the lost lands of the East to new betrayals in the Indian territory, Christie knew the Cherokee nation was threatened not by guns, but by laws. Then, on his way to a tribal council in Tahlequah, Christie was in the wrong place at the wrong time. A U.S. marshal was murdered. Fate turned Ned Christie--a father, a husband, and a man of vision--into an outlaw. Courage turned him into a warrior.

Robert Conley's powerful historical novel is a classic tale of injustice and heroism. Cloaking himself in the magic of his people and the love of his family, an innocent man would fight back: for a crime he did not commit, against hatred he did not deserve, and against men determined to gun Ned Christie down...

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Ned Christie's War
Chapter 1Maletha Maples was worried, but she kept her thoughts to herself. She almost always did. It was not an easy life, being the wife of a deputy United States marshal and a mother of six children. Every time Dan rode out on an assignment, she wondered if she would see him again. It was widely known that more than sixty of Judge Parker's deputies had been killed in the Indian Territory in the line of duty. But it didn't pay for a woman to complain. And Dan did make a good living. She liked their little house in Bentonville, Arkansas, with its neat yard and white picket
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"One of the most underrated and overlooked writers of our time, as well as the most skilled."--Don Coldsmith

"[Conley] is in the ranks of N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, James Welch or W.P Kinsella as interpreters of the many facets of the native American experience."--Joseph C. Porter, Fort Worth Star Telegram

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Robert J. Conley

  • Robert J. Conley, a member of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees, is the author of over forty books and the recipient of three Spur Awards. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife, Evelyn, also a Cherokee. Mr. Conley writes full time and is currently at work on the third book in the ongoing adventures of Kid Parmlee.
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Ned Christie's War

Robert J. Conley

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