I’ve gotten a variety of options for the Okie Reader this month.
First, take the wild ride with storm chaser, Reed Timmer, from the Discovery Channel. Apparently he’s getting his PhD in meteorology from the University of Oklahoma. Check out tornado footage at his tornadovideos.net site. His new book is Into the Storm, published by Dutton, 282 pages, and some spectacular photographs. He’s spent a lot of time in Oklahoma ,so for all you Okie weather enthusiasts this one’s for you.
From the Chickasaw Press, we have Chickasaw Removal by Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield Jr. All the authors are well known in their field and highly regarded historians.
Description Straight from OU Press…..”A uniquely detailed account of the removal of the Chickasaw Nation from their original homelands to Indian Territory
In the early nineteenth century, the Chickasaw Indians were a beleaguered people. Anglo-American settlers were streaming illegally into their homelands east of the Mississippi River. Then, in 1830, the Indian Removal Act forced the Chickasaw Nation, along with other eastern tribes, to remove to Indian Territory, in present-day Oklahoma. This book provides the most detailed account to date of the Chickasaw removal, from their harrowing journey west to their first difficult years in an unfamiliar land.
The Chickasaw removal began in 1837, a few years after the departures of the Choctaws and Creeks. In their gripping account of the Chickasaws’ forced trek, authors Amanda L. Paige, Fuller L. Bumpers, and Daniel F. Littlefield, Jr., describe the array of characters the Chickasaws came across, including missionaries, whiskey peddlers, profiteering government agents, and contractors, some of whom purchased and distributed rations they knew would go rancid before the removing parties passed by their way stations.
Although several histories have spotlighted the politics and events of the Removal Era, this book is a unique illumination of the “whole business” of removal, including details of the places where the Chickasaws camped, bought supplies, sought medical attention, and buried their dead. The story continues into Indian Territory, where the Chickasaws faced a new set of obstacles but eventually persevered to become the strong and successful nation they are today.”
And for all the Gena Showalter “Lords of the Underworld” fans, there’s Darkest Whisper or just in time for cold weather, Deep Kiss of Winter written with Kresley Cole.
Breathtaking tale of vampire love. So pull up a chair with your favorite immortal.