The Night Birds

The Night Birds

Book - 2007
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After the Mankato Massacre of 1862, the Dakota Indians were banished from Minnesota. 14 years later, young Asa's life is changed by two visitors, each bearing secrets from the past which can no longer be buried. Maltman brings back to life a nearly forgotten episode in the history of the settlement in the American Midwest, which has been overshadowed by the Civil War.
Publisher: New York : Soho, c2007
ISBN: 9781569474624
9781569475027
1569474621
1569475024
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 24 cm

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The intertwining story of three generations of German immigrants to the Midwest—their clashes with slaveholders, the Dakota uprising and its aftermath—is seen through the eyes of young Asa Senger, named for an uncle killed by an Indian friend. It is the unexpected appearance of Asa's aunt Hazel,... Read More »


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