Read the story our government never wanted revealed!
Real people. Real suffering. Real hate.
This powerful narrative is unputdownable, unforgettable, and an unbelievable combination of drama, conflict, and romance.
A gripping, brutally invasive tale of young Native Americans wrongly committed abused, and tortured in our nation's only Indian insane asylum during the 1920s. Based on true events unearthed from the records of South Dakota State Archives, this long hidden world of heartbreak will touch your very soul.
Red Carpet Book Awards 2014 Historical Fiction Readers' Choice Nominee
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Goodreads readers left 80 5-star and 4-star ratings, offering a torrent of rave reviews:
"It was definitely a page turner. I found myself caring about the patients and rooting for them to win. Well written J.M. Barlog!" -- Dawn, Goodreads
"It was incredibly hard at points to remember fact from fiction because the characters are so well formed." -- Gidget, Goodreads
"I loved the plot of the book and the many twists and turns it took me on as a reader." -- Teresa, Goodreads
"It's terrifying as it was derived from actual crimes against Native Americans, but it has moments of love, insight and suspense." -- Michelle, Goodreads
It was the roaring 20s, and Americans were living the dream, except for...
... the 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 set free.
Highly-acclaimed, Fallen Hopes, Taken Dreams is a must-read for all Red Hearts and those who are interested in our nation's Native American roots and population.