This blurb would’ve had me running to Amazon…except I know my human already has it. And loved it. ‘Nuff said. If you enjoy historical fiction, stories about the Native American culture, or just a well-researched and well told story, check out Yellow Hair!
Through no fault of his own, a young man is thrust into a new culture just at the time that culture is undergoing massive changes. It is losing its identity, its lands, and its dignity. He not only adapts, he perseveres and, over time, becomes a leader—and on occasion, the hand of vengeance against those who would destroy his adopted people.
Very informative and, yes, timely. Unfortunately, it seems we have not learned any lessons from a shameful time in our past; disheartening and so sad.
Today I’m honored to host the first of two guest blogs written by author Andrew Joyce. In this first post, Andrew shares the inspiration behind his latest work, Yellow Hair. He also gives a brief overview of the history between the United States government and the Sioux Nation during the 19th century, ending with the Great Sioux Uprising of 1862. Given current events—the fight to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline—this powerful piece is as timely as it is heartbreaking.
Andrew Joyce, author of Yellow Hair
My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. Betty has been kind enough to allow me a little space on her blog to talk about my latest, Yellow Hair.
Yellow Hair by Andrew Joyce
Yellow Hair documents the injustices done to the Sioux Nation from their first treaty with the United States in 1805 through Wounded…
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For all my Chicagoan friends, this bud’s for you! Thanks for the laughs, Barb Taub!!!
Pretty much the only excuse for plaid-wearing [image credit: Baron1965] In my life, there have been a few universal truths.
- “This will hurt me more than it hurts you.” (It won’t.)
- “Plaid is a good look for you.” (It isn’t.)
- “When you’re pregnant, you have a special glow.” (I didn’t.) [**Unless you count that greenish cast as I raced for the toilet before whatever I’d last eaten made its reappearance.]
- The Mayor of Chicago is named Daley. Actually, that one was usually right. A friend who was in medical school in Chicago said disoriented ER patients knew the mayor was named Daley even when they couldn’t remember the date or their own name.
- Next year the Cubs will win the pennant. (They wouldn’t.)
For 108 years, Chicago Cubs fans have been waiting for “next year’ when surely, hopefully, please Whatever-Deity-Watches-Over-Baseball, please let this NOT be the year our team again snatches defeat…
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