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Nickajack

Robert J. Conley

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In the East, his people has lived on the land for thousands of years. Now it was a nation bitterly divided, and Nickjack had decided to leave it behind. But when his country's broken heart came chasing after him in the West, he found himself with enemies he didn't choose, forcing him to pick an old, oiled pistol, and aiming it at a stranger in self-defense. A reckoning has begun--as Nickajack faced a law that accused him of murder, and sealed his fate forever.

Nickajack is Robert J. Conley's classic novel of the Cherokeee nation, its tragic displacement, and the confluence of suffering, betrayal, politics and fate that led one man into a fight for survival--and his soul.

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Nickajack
CHAPTER 1His name was Nikutsegi. It was an old name, even when it had been given to him at birth.He could remember a time years ago when a white man had asked, "What does it mean?" He had not answered, in fact, had not even understood the question, for he had not known any English at that time. He had later learned to understand and even to speak a little English, but he had never become comfortable with the strange language. They had told him later that the white man had asked for the meaning of his name. And they had answered that it had no meaning. "It's just a name," they had told
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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 . Scott Momaday, Louise Erdich, 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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  • Robert J. Conley

  • Robert J. Conley is the author of more than twenty novels, most recently War Woman, as well as numerous stories and poems. A three-time winner of the Spur Award, Conley is Cherokee and lives in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.
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Nickajack

Robert J. Conley

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