A Taint on Texas: An Untold Chapter in the Fight for an Independent Texas

A Taint on Texas: An Untold Chapter in the Fight for an Independent Texas

by Sally McClain
     
 

Over the Texan landscape lies the bloody stain of a forgotten defeat. Commemorated only by a lone monument is the death of Cherokee Chief Duwal'li executed on July 16, 1839 while leading a pan-tribal resistance of 800 warriors. The fight that took his life is called the Battle of Neches but to those who know the full story, it is truly a massacre.

Duwal'li's

Overview

Over the Texan landscape lies the bloody stain of a forgotten defeat. Commemorated only by a lone monument is the death of Cherokee Chief Duwal'li executed on July 16, 1839 while leading a pan-tribal resistance of 800 warriors. The fight that took his life is called the Battle of Neches but to those who know the full story, it is truly a massacre.

Duwal'li's troubles with foreign settlers because in 1773 with the slaying of his father. It ended in his heroic attempt to secure land titles for the Cherokees and the associated tribes he represented. Faced with deceit and bigotry at every turn, Duwal'li's struggle turned to tragedy when he was forced to confront the army of the newly formed Republic of Texas.

Turning her perceptive eye to this overlooked moment in history, celebrated author, Sally McClain, sets the record straight with meticulous research and sweeping historical vision. Hers is a damning look at the harmful philosophy called Manifest Destiny and the devastation of westward expansion. Yet, A Taint on Texas seeks not only to condemn but to heal. For ultimately, this history is a renewed monument to the life of Chief Duwal'li so that his story and struggle may stand as an inspiration for the ages. It is an important book that will be welcomed by Native Americans, history buffs and truth seekers everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780533163229
Publisher:
Vantage Press, Inc.
Publication date:
08/10/2012
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Born in Aurora, Colorado, Sally McClain graduated from Longmont High in 1968, attended one year at Colorado State University, moved to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Magna, Utah and then returned to Broomfield, Colorado, where she now resides. McClain has one daughter, Melinda, and two small dogs, Fiona and Lola. A Taint on Texas is Sally McClain's third book.

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