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  • Author:
    Robert J. Conley
  • ISBN:
    0806127465
  • ISBN13:
    978-0806127460
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  • Publisher:
    University of Oklahoma Press; Reissue edition (March 15, 1995)
  • Pages:
    240 pages
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Mountain Windsong", is Robert J. Conley's first novel of The People - his own Cherokee ancestors - and it is an emotional tale of love lost amidst the horror that was the Trail of Tears when, in the 1830s, the Cherokee were forced from the homelands in the Southeast to the barren.

Mountain Windsong", is Robert J. Conley's first novel of The People - his own Cherokee ancestors - and it is an emotional tale of love lost amidst the horror that was the Trail of Tears when, in the 1830s, the Cherokee were forced from the homelands in the Southeast to the barren lands of Oklahoma Territory. Using the historical event as the backdrop, Conley tells the story of Waguli and Oconeechee (the daughter of a famous chief) as they are separated at the beginning of the forced march

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Robert J. Conley makes use of song, legend, and historical documents to weave the rich texture of the story, which is told through several, sometimes contradictory, voices

Robert J. Conley makes use of song, legend, and historical documents to weave the rich texture of the story, which is told through several, sometimes contradictory, voices. The traditional narrative of the Trail of Tears is told to a young contemporary Cherokee boy by his grandfather, presented in bits and pieces as they go about their everyday chores in rural North Carolina. The telling is neiter bitter nor hostile; it is sympathetic by unsentimental.

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Robert J. Conley (December 29, 1940 – February 16, 2014) was a Cherokee author  . The Long Trail North, Pocket Books. Ned Christie's War, St. Martin's Press. Outside the Law, Pocket Books. To Make a Killing, Pocket Books. The War Trail North: Real People, Book Bantam Books. The Way South; The Real People, Book IV, Bantam Books.

In Robert J. Conley's Mountain Windsong a novel of The Trail of Tears, he thoroughly descibes the Cherokee nation. He gives us an imaginery view of their cultural style and does an excellent job indicating their beliefs. He is a superb writer. I definitely recommend others to read this fabulously written book that keeps you on the edge of your seat! Also if you enjoy love stories then you'll love this book. com User, September 19, 2002. Mountain windsong has an interseting perspective about the cherokees moving out west

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Set against the tragic events of the Cherokees' removal from their traditional lands in North Carolina to Indian Territory between 1835-1838, Mountain Windsong is a love story that brings to life the suffering and endurance of the Cherokee people. It is the moving tale of Waguli (Whippoorwill") and Oconeechee, a young Cherokee man and woman separated by the Trail of Tears. Just as they are about to be married, Waguli is captured be federal soldiers and, along with thousands of other Cherokees, taken west, on foot and then by steamboat, to what is now eastern Oklahoma. Though many die along the way, Waguli survives, drowning his shame and sorrow in alcohol. Oconeechee, among the few Cherokees who remain behind, hidden in the mountains, embarks on a courageous search for Waguli.

Robert J. Conley makes use of song, legend, and historical documents to weave the rich texture of the story, which is told through several, sometimes contradictory, voices. The traditional narrative of the Trail of Tears is told to a young contemporary Cherokee boy by his grandfather, presented in bits and pieces as they go about their everyday chores in rural North Carolina. The telling is neiter bitter nor hostile; it is sympathetic by unsentimental. An ironic third point of view, detached and often adversarial, is provided by the historical documents interspersed through the novel, from the text of the removal treaty to Ralph Waldo Emerson's letter to the president of the United States in protest of the removal. In this layering of contradictory elements, Conley implies questions about the relationships between history and legend, storytelling and myth-making.

Inspired by the lyrics of Don Grooms's song "Whippoorwill," which open many chapters in the text, Conley has written a novel both meticulously accurate and deeply moving.


Mr.Champions
A touching fictional romance with enough history woven in to remind me of events I've read about in history book. Seems very well researched.
Anaragelv
Great writing and topic.
Kulafyn
Great Book; great price!
Steamy Ibis
Using 4 different techniques and perspectives, Robert Conley really draws you into the tragic story of the Trail of Tears. Although ultimately the legendary lovers do not meet horrible ends, with the switches between grandfather and grandson, the legal documents drawn by the U.S. government, a song and the romantic story of two perhaps fictional Native Americans torn apart by the Trail of Tears, the book is impossible to put down. Both heart-wrenching and heart-warming! Definitely a must if you want to understand America's history a little more and engage in some leisure reading. Perfect for vacations.
Siratius
Mountain Windsong is a novel set against the backdrop of 1830 America and the Trail of Tears. The Cherokee Nation was the model for the Indian policy promoted by the federal government and the 1st six U.S. Presidents; the Cherokees even adopted a Constitution modeled after the U.S. Constitution. The author tells us the story from the Cherokees' viewpoint, Conley includes historical background information concerning the travesty how the Cherokee Nation was mistreated during the administration of Andrew Jackson, but also provides the reader with a sense of the Cherokees' mystical philosophy and will to succeed.
Steelcaster
Like War Woman, Mountain Windsong depicts an extraordinarily resolute and persistent main character in Oconeechee. Against all odds, she pursues Waguli--her betrothed--and ultimately accepts the sentimental assistance of the white man known as Gun Rod in order to search for the love of her life. The story is told from various points of view--third person and first through the character of "chooj" who is very much a grandpa's boy. In addition, this text contains significant evidence of the trail of treaties with the Real People that were shattered mercilessly by US President Andrew Jackson. Robert J. Conley's name should be recited with the names of those who achieved the top rung of their craft. In his case, not only was he a master storyteller, he was also a very dedicated and responsible historian.
nadness
This book captured every bite of my attention. I don't usually enjoy reading books, but as soon as I began reading each chapter, I was rilled in like a fish on a fishing rod. Assigned to me by my instructor, Mountain Windsong exemplifies the true clamities of the Cherokees' removal from their origionality in North Carolina to Indian Territory, which began in 1835, ending 1838. I was engossed by Robert Conley's remarkable love story of Waguli("Whippoorill") and Oconeechee, two Cherokees in love, who are torn apart by the Trail of Tears. Waguli and thousands of other Cherokee get caught by federal sodiers and are taken west, to Darkening Land, Oklahoma. Waguli excapes twice and is caught by the soldiers, therefore, is beaten and tied up. I shared Waguli's sadness, due to the deaths of others around him, and his depression and insult, which resulted in him becoming an alchoholic. Meanwhile, Oconeechee, who is the epitome of a perfect woman; however, edures the death of her father and the loss of Waguli. Still free and hiding in the mountains with others who excaped the grasps of the soldiers,she begins to search for Waguli. Destined to find her true love, she finds herself engulfed in an adventurous journey along the Trail of Tears. Robert Conley's tellings of the documented history flows perfectly along with the love story of Waguli and Oconeechee. I visualized the characters just as Conley described them. Also he made me fell as if I was in the same time frame and was going through the same trails and tribulations as the Cherokee. This book deeply moved me and I felt a bitter since of betayal by our govenment, due to the knowledge I've gainned from this well writen book. This book is the best book I have read. I truely understood and felt the drastic effects that the Trail of Tears infringed upon the Chrokee Nation; changing it forever.
"Mountain Windsong", is Robert J. Conley's first novel of The People - his own Cherokee ancestors - and it is an emotional tale of love lost amidst the horror that was the Trail of Tears when, in the 1830s, the Cherokee were forced from the homelands in the Southeast to the barren lands of Oklahoma Territory. Using the historical event as the backdrop, Conley tells the story of Waguli and Oconeechee (the daughter of a famous chief) as they are separated at the beginning of the forced march. Throughout the novel we follow the lovers as they struggle to find each other while try to survive the brutality of their situation.

The story is told by LeRoy, which he is retelling from his grandfather; LeRoy had become interested in the story when he inquired about the origin of the "Windsong" he had heard on his reservation in North Carolina (a reservation of Cherokee who escaped the forced relocation).

Conley does a masterful job of weaving the lovers' tale with a vibrant and historically accurate account of the Trail of Tears. Well researched and laced with the words of historical document such as a treaty signed in 1835, this novel a great window into a horrific tragedy.

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