Praise for Lenora Rain-Lee Good and Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu
An unexpected treat! Lenora Good takes us back to difficult times in the Pacific Northwest and reintroduces us to intense emotions applied to history that can come only from the heart. —Philip H. Red Eagle
The Whitman Story, a complex and tragic 168-year old drama has been told many ways, but never better than by Lenora Good who uses poetic verse to relive that cataclysmic day in November 1847. Her sensitivity and empathy for the characters of the Whitman calamity is apparent; her story is compelling. —Sam Pambrun (Great-great- or Great-great-great-Grandson of Pierre C. Pambrun who was the head of Fort Nez Perces when the Whitmans arrived in 1836)Told from multiple perspectives, the poems are rich in detail and research. As the poet says of the massacre, “None escaped to tell it quite the same.” And no reader will escape unchanged after reading Good’s elegies. —Maureen McQuerry, author of The Peculiars and The Time Out of Time series
Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu tells a story of both those who lost their lives, and those who instigated and carried out the uprising that fateful day and time. The clash of cultures, the misunderstandings, and the outright lies all came together on the 29th of November 1847 to a disastrous end for all concerned.
Written as 22 poems, Blood on the Ground: Elegies for Waiilatpu is suitable for readers of any age. Ms. Good's research included many books, several trips to the Whitman Mission, and interviews. For perhaps the first time, the Cayuse have a voice to tell their side of the story in this collection of poems.
Publication: August 2016
Genre: Literature / Poetry
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: Trade Paperback
Reading Audience: All Ages
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