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Little Bird by Mary Ruth Barnes (Hardback)
Esther McLish, a Choctaw-Cherokee woman, is faced with the latest in a string of tragic events, when her Chickasaw husband, Holmes Sr., unexpectedly leaves her a widow, just before the birth of their son. Shattered by her husband’s death, Esther embarks on a journey to have her son, Holmes Jr., listed on the final Chickasaw Nation rolls. Soon, Esther is forced to relive all of her life’s tragedies, as she must repeatedly testify on behalf of her son before the men of the Dawes Commission, who hardly seem to believe her. Can she succeed against all odds?
Based on accounts of real people and events from the days of Indian Territory, Little Bird tells the story of one woman’s bravery in the face of heartbreak and misfortune.