Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

Where I live, there are places told to me where the Ojibway and Dakota battled.  There is even two towns that carry the names–one is a narrows and the other is a lookout spot.  One elder even mentioned a battle that took place where a bridge is now–it’s where she wanted to offer tobacco, she …

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It’s time for some fiction since I’ve been on a non-fiction kick as of late.  Last night, I popped Captive Spirit by Liz Fichera into my trusty old Sony e-reader.  Mind you I can’t comment on the beginning of the story because I fell asleep before I could begin reading LOL.  So I’m looking forward …

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During Sunday weekly brunch with my parents, my dad told me about a book he had read.  Since we have the same reading tastes, I wanted to hear more about Seven Fallen Feathers:  Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City by Tanya Talaga.  What can I say other than I’m knee-deep in this …

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I’ve been knee-deep in non-fiction for the past couple of months.  The other day I downloaded some fiction…finally.  How I’ve missed reading fiction–especially historical fiction.  I did a previous post about Sue Harrison‘s Ivory Carver Trilogy.  I’m finally starting her Storyteller Trilogy. Here are the blurbs for each story: Song of the River:  Eighty centuries …

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I’m taking a wee break before starting Sue Harrison‘s Storyteller Trilogy, because something else caught my eye while I was browsing through Kobo the other day.  Actually, two books caught my eye.  The first is what’s currently in my e-reader, Waterlily, by the late Ella Cara Deloria. Written in the early 1940s and published well …

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I’m starting another trilogy, this one by Sue Harrison.  She has two trilogies available, one being the Ivory Carver and the other The Storyteller.  I’m knee deep in Mother Earth, Father Sky, the first book in the Ivory Carver trilogy. So far this is an amazing read.  Ms. Harrison breathes life into all of her …

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I read the first book, Restoring Hope, in Ruth Ann Nordin’s Native American Romance series and was impressed enough by the hero’s sister that I purchased Brave Beginnings, Julia’s story.  And yes, I’ll be buying the last in the trilogy, Bound by Honor, Bound by Love. Here is the blurb:  Julia Milton has said good-bye …

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I discovered a new author, Kathleen O’Neal Gear, a former state historian and archeologist, who writes historical romance about North America’s Indigenous people.  Her prose is rich in detail and her descriptions transport you back in time.  Currently, I’m reading This Widowed Land. Blurb:  Lovely Andiora is a Huron Indian in seventeenth-century North America. A …

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I’m really enjoying Linda Acaster’s Beneath the Shining Mountains.  I’m halfway through and can’t say enough about her prose, setting, and characters.  This is the only Native American book in her backlist.  My fingers are crossed she’ll write more. Here is the blurb: 1830s Northern Plains of America. Among the Apsaroke Crow people Moon Hawk …

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I’m still on my Indigenous heroines kick.  Here’s the latest book I popped into my old but trusty Sony:  Running Wolf by Jenna Kernan. Rival Tribes… Running Wolf is a valiant Sioux warrior. During his first raid as war chief, he captures a surprising Crow enemy — a woman! This spirited fighter is unlike any …

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Since I’ve been on an Indigenous heroines kick, Kobo recommended Grass Dance by Kathryn Imbriani for me in my “recommendations for you.”  I liked the premise, so I purchased the book.  So far, so good. Here is the blurb: After General George Armstrong Custer’s defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June of …

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I’m trying my best to keep the blog updated, but dial-up makes this challenging.  Thank goodness for high-speed at hubby’s business LOL. Anyhoo, I wanted to share with you what I’m reading.  I won this book at Romance Divas during their NGTC week.  It’s Serve and Protect by Megan Linden. Here is the blurb: What …

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Yes, a little early am I not?  LOL.  I must admit I’ve been suffering a terrible toothache since Monday.  Well, not a toothache since it’s the one I had a root canal done on.  Darn dentist is making me wait and see how the antibiotics work (saw him this morning).  So when you’re up all …

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I’ve been so busy researching for another ms that my reading time has been devoted to history books!  LOL. Time for a quick break, huh?  Being a Canuck, I LOVE a Canadian setting.  Elise Whyles is a Canadian author and her Canadian Heroes series naturally takes place in Alberta, Canada.  The first book is Five …

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