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Princess Aracoma and the Settling of West Virginia
Upon the tragic death of Chief Cornstalk in 1774, the Shawnees followed Cornstalk’s daughter, Princess Aracoma, into present-day Midelburg Island in Logan County. This book aptly describes the settling of the Mountain State and explains how Princess Aracoma resolved a difficult conflict between the American Indian population and the region’s earliest settlers.
This title was originally authored by journalist and historian G.T. Swain in 1927. In this work, Here, Swain paints a vivid picture, in his most unique style, of southern West Virginia in bygone days. He was an avid student of H. Clay Ragland, a Confederate veteran, renowned attorney, accomplished historian and the first publisher of The Logan County Banner—Logan County’s newspaper. Swain’s own research is skillfully merged with an earlier work by Ragland. The result is a true story and an exciting adventure, involving Indian Princess Aracoma, that takes place upon the immense backdrop of American history.
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This is the story of a lovely American Indian Princess who was a peace maker between her tribe and the mountain people of Appalachia. This book is a great read for our school children. Princess Aracoma has received a “WOW!” Rating. —Lone Star Book Review (April 2014)
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