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Overmountain Men, the (1991) [Novel]
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Series: Tennessee Frontier Trilogy, the
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

To the Cherokees it was Tanisi, a beautiful land filled with game and plenty. To Joshua Colter it was home. Born in Charles Town in Carolina, Joshua comes of age in a bloodbath of a siege and massacre that leaves the young boy to face the violence of the Tennessee frontier alone until he meets Alphus Colter, a "long hunter" who raises him as his own son. Eventually Joshua becomes a reluctant leader in the settlers' struggle to carve out a living from the land that formerly has been an exclusive home of the Cherokees, a conflict that pits the settlers against the Cherokee nation as well as the British crown and its agents.

The first volume in the Tennessee Frontier Trilogy, The Overmountain Men is an adventure set in the period from 1757 to 1777. It is an unforgettable portrait of the pioneering spirit of the men and women who moved west as homesteaders and traders, and a moving depiction of the native tribes who fought to keep their lands and protect their way of life. The result is a saga of the mountain wilderness punctuated with the courage, sweat, and blood of settlers and a dispossessed people.

Original title: The Overmountain Men
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionHistoricalNorth AmericaPioneering & Westward Movement
FictionWesternNative Americans
FictionWesternLand Rush

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