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Daughter of Shiloh based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
In 1791, Clarinda Allington and her family move from Virginia to the newly opened frontier of Kentucky. Her family consists of her widowed mother, her four brothers and three sisters and one sister-in-law. In 1793, when Clarinda is 12 years old, her settlement is attacked by Indians. Many people are killed in the raid and many women and children (including Clarinda) are taken captive. Many of the captives are killed during the journey away from the settlement, either because they couldn't keep up or wouldn't be quiet. The remaining hostages are somehow divided between the Indians, and Clarinda is claimed by a Cherokee chief and taken back to his home. During the 12 years she remains with the tribe, Clarinda learns the language and customs and is adopted into the tribe. She marries the chief who abducted her and has three children. This is an engrossing story, mostly truth and partly fiction. I enjoyed it very much but had to deduct one star because of the lazy proofreading. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this type of story. This is not a dry history but a rather fast-moving story with several twists and turns. The reader will meet many people and witness many events before the end.