Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams

Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams

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by J. M. Barlog
     
 

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It was the roaring 20s, and Americans were living the dream, except for...

... those hundreds of Native Americans wrongly committed to our nation's only Indian insane asylum. Once there, they endured unimaginable torture and abuse with no hope of ever being free. These people were real. Their suffering was real. Their story will touch your very soul.

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It was the roaring 20s, and Americans were living the dream, except for...

... those hundreds of Native Americans wrongly committed to our nation's only Indian insane asylum. Once there, they endured unimaginable torture and abuse with no hope of ever being free. These people were real. Their suffering was real. Their story will touch your very soul.

This powerful, heart-wrenching saga came from the records in the South Dakota State Archives for the Canton Indian insane asylum.

Highly-acclaimed, Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams is a must-read for historical fiction and Native American fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012806611
Publisher:
BAK Books
Publication date:
06/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
136,188
File size:
513 KB

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Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JoanieF More than 1 year ago
This is a well written and plotted book This book tells the story of a small group of young Native Americans forced to endure great suffering at the hands of a few evil men. The character development, to me, was well thought out and kept you interested in their lives from beginning to end. There are sad moments that make you pause and even a few happy moments that brought a smile. Since its fiction, we don't know what really happened in that place. Though I guess it would have been impossible to write such a story as non-fiction. But they say the best fiction is rooted in fact, and if that is the case here, this story is definitely worth its five-star rating.
Girlinshadows More than 1 year ago
Such a sad story. I could literally feel what the characters were feeling. I can't even begin to comprehend how ignorant people could have mistaken simple illnesses for mental disorders that didn't even exist. Even though this is a story written by a person i can cleraly picture situations like this happening in real life.
Anonymous 23 days ago
This is an excellent book that does not follow any standard fictional formula. The characters are well developed and the plot grips from the beginning to the end. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous 5 months ago
An excellent Native American novel If you're a fan of Native American reading, you have to read this book. Not so much because it's a romance of a different kind, but because it's unforgettable.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Very intense book. I lost sleep over this one. I couldn't put it down at times. What they did to the Indians there was terrible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago