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They Say the Wind Is Red

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They Say the Wind Is Red: The Alabama Choctaw — Lost in Their Own Land

Category: HISTORY / Native American
Format: Trade Paper, 224 pages
Pub Date: 2002 Spring
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-58838-079-1
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They Say the Wind Is Red is the moving story of the Choctaw Indians who managed to stay behind when their tribe was relocated in the 1830s. Throughout the 1800s and 1900s, they had to resist the efforts of unscrupulous government agents to steal their land and resources. But they always maintained their Indian communities—even when government census takers listed them as black or mulatto, if they listed them at all. The detailed saga of the Southwest Alabama Choctaw Indians, They Say the Wind Is Red chronicles a history of pride, endurance, and persistence, in the face of the abhorrent conditions imposed upon the Choctaw by the U.S. government.

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