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Jon Dahl- On Allan’s Radbourne’s MICKEY FREE: APACHE CAPTIVE: INTERPRETIVE AND INDIAN SCOUT, Western History

       This is a very interesting story, well written and documented.  For me, an Arizona transplant (30 years) from another tribal area in MN (30 years), it is important and fundamental history that tells the tale of how my home area was developed.  My family settled in Wisconsin (from a very poor existence in northern Norway) after the American Indians had been rounded up and shipped off to foreign lands (Florida, Alabama, etc).   So we were never directly involved in the persecution of the Native Americans.  This book is not just about Mickey Free though.   It is more about the plight of the Indian people of that time to-the-present.  I am personally saddened by the way the “settlement of the west” was conducted by the US government in the mid-to-late 1800′s.   Allan pulled the information together, telling the story from Army and government owned records.  I live in Apache County Arizona (15 years) where much of this history took place.  I believe Allan’s account to be objective, factual and pristine.  I feel like I now know what happened during an era that is so important to the current situation of the Apache and Indian people who still predominate the area.   The prejudice still exists.  I will do what I can to speak respectfully and persitently about the fine people who were chased, run down and imprisoned for being here, in the way of progress. Thanks Mickey Free, and Thanks Allan Radbourne.  God bless you and yours.

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Jude Johnson, Author- Scorched Hawk Press

      SCORCHED HAWK PRESS

      Jude Johnson, Author

      PO Box 35271

     Tucson, Arizona  85740-5271

     Email: judejb@comcast.net 

      www.scorchedhawkpress.com

      Historical Novels by Jude Johnson

DRAGON’S BLOOD: Book Three in the Dragon & Hawk series

      The massive influx of Anglos to the Arizona Territory by 1904 has brought a flood of people with inflexible, bigoted attitudes.  Jamie Jones strongly resembles his Mexican mother, marking him as a target for racial bias and taunts – and leading to frequent fistfights.  But he also has his Welsh father’s stubborn persistence: he refuses to give up on winning the attentions of Iris Crawford, an alluring young Anglo woman newly arrived from Meadville, Pa. 

      Percy Kindall lives a privileged, lavish lifestyle in San Diego – until the horrible morning he discovers his father has put a pistol in his mouth and pulled the trigger.  The only clue to his father’s last act lies in a letter sent to a Reyna Jones in Tucson, A.T.  His journey to comprehend his father’s suicide leads to far more than Percy bargained for. 

      Unaware of greedy machinations by the beautiful Miss Crawford, Jamie and Percy’s lives intertwine, connected by destiny – and Dragon’s Blood.  

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Barbara Marriott Author- Books by Barbara Marriott

      BOOKS BY BARBARA MARRIOTT

      Put yourself in history. Get acquainted with the people, involved with the events, and immerse yourself in the times. Barbara Marriott’s nonfiction history books bring history alive….

      ANNIE’S GUEST

      CANYON OF GOLD

      OUTLAW TALES OF NEW MEXICO

      IMAGES: ORO VALLEY 

      BANANA RIVER

      Catymatt3@aol.com 

      www.barbaramarriott.com

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