Yucca Woman

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Driven by the desire to rise beyond the traditions of her tribe, the Arickaree, Stands Tall strives to become a great lady of south-central Colorado in the 1840s. Raped by a nephew of the chief of the Arickaree, Stands Tall, along with her grandmother, Wolf Mother, exile themselves and move to the foothills of the Huajatolla (Wha-a-toya) Mountains. A hatred of men smolders in her mind. Away from the harassment of Broken Horn, the chief's nephew, they live in a cave her grandmother used many years earlier. On the ...

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Driven by the desire to rise beyond the traditions of her tribe, the Arickaree, Stands Tall strives to become a great lady of south-central Colorado in the 1840s. Raped by a nephew of the chief of the Arickaree, Stands Tall, along with her grandmother, Wolf Mother, exile themselves and move to the foothills of the Huajatolla (Wha-a-toya) Mountains. A hatred of men smolders in her mind. Away from the harassment of Broken Horn, the chief's nephew, they live in a cave her grandmother used many years earlier. On the sunny cliff in front of the cave, Stands Tall weaves her yucca strands into beautiful items of clothing and blankets-until the day she hears a strange chanting coming from the stream far below. It was a chanting she could not understand, but from it she would soon learn of new horizons that could be opened to her by a man of a different race.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781413775006
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 5/16/2005
  • Pages: 358
  • Product dimensions: 0.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2005

    Yucca Woman

    Astoundingly historically correct, Yucca Woman blazes into being when Stands Tall, a maiden of the Arickaree tribe, stabs the chief's nephew, Broken Horn, when he attempts a brutal rape that is stopped before he is able to plant his evil sperm into the womb of a maiden who loathes him. Leaving the tribe, Stands Tall and her grandmother, Wolf Mother, start out on a trip that takes them into the blood soaked pages of Colorado history. Traumatized by her first sexual encounter that turns her against the opposite sex, the Native American youth hides out in a secret cave that only Wolf Mother knows. Content to live by themselves, and a cub puma, the two women keep away form others until the French fur trapper, Jean, forces her into a world she has tried to avoid. Robert Hill has skillfully woven a tale from historical events that brings the State of Colorado from a Mexican owned frontier outpost into a territory of the rapidly expanding United States of America. Moving with the lore of Native Americans into the white man's world, Stands Tall leaves her people to become a lady in a raw frontier world where events are marked by flaming arrows and deadly bullets that turns the mountains and plains into the beginning of a civilized world where parents can safely raise their families. Beaver furs, gold, silver, cattle, soldiers, warriors and homsteaders mix with Native American mythology and customs to make a novel you can't put down until the very last word. Author Hill has done it again by bringing history searing across the Colorado sky by telling a love story that will live in the reader's mind for a long time, if not forever.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2005

    A MUST READ

    YUCCA WOMAN BY A. ROBERT HILL Astoundingly historically correct, Yucca Woman blazes into being when Stands Tall, a maiden of the Arckaree Tribe, stabs the chief¿s son, Broken Horn, when he attempts a brutal rape that is stopped before he is able to plant his evil sperm into the womb of a maiden who loathes him. Leaving the tribe, Stands Tall and her grandmother, Wolf Mother, starts out on a trip that takes them into the blood soaked pages of Colorado history. Traumatized by her first sexual encounter that turns her against the opposite sex, the Native American youth hides out in a secret cave that only Wolf Mother knows about. Content to live by themselves ¿and a cub puma- the two women keep away from others until the French fur trapper, Jean, forces her into a world she has tried to avoid. Robert Hill has skillfully woven a tale from historical events that brings the State of Colorado from a Mexican owned frontier outpost into a territory of the rapidly expanding United States of America. Moving with the lore of Native Americans into the White man¿s world, Stands Tall leaves her people to become a lady in a raw frontier world where events are marked by flaming arrows and deadly bullets that turns mountains and plains into the beginning of a civilized world where parents can safely raise their families. Beaver furs, gold, silver, cattle, soldiers, warriors, and homesteaders mix with Native American mythology and customs to make a novel you can¿t put down until the very last word. Author Hill has done it again by bringing history searing across the Colorado sky by telling a love story that will live into the reader¿s mind for a long time if not forever

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2005

    Yucca Woman

    Bob: Just finished your novel 'Yucca Woman'--what a story! I learned some valuable history, and new information about how to live a simple life... and, the sexual tension that builds up is enormous--Whew!

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