The Conners of Conner Prairie

Janet Hale, Author, Nancy N. Baxter, Editor, Richard Day, Illustrator Guilde Press of Indiana $16.95 (127p) ISBN 978-0-9617367-5-0
A little-known segment of Midwestern history is spotlighted in Hale's book--a look at the lives of two brothers, John and William Conner. Considered ``white Indians'' by many of their era, which spanned the 18th and 19th centuries, the brothers were part of the settling of Indiana. They had difficulty moving back and forth between white culture and Indian culture, which they learned as children (because of the proximity of their home to the Delaware Indians, both boys grew up among Indian children who were ``Christianized'' by a missionary). This book presents a very fair image of both whites and Native Americans (the two sides could be equally cruel to one another, or equally kind). If the presentation is dull, it will still find readers at the regional level and among history buffs. No ages given. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 02/27/1989
Release date: 03/01/1989
Prebound-Sewn - 978-0-613-89428-9
Paperback - 118 pages - 978-1-57860-075-5
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