Citizens Creek


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Cow Tom, born into slavery in Alabama in 1810 and sold to a Creek Indian chief before his tenth birthday, possessed an extraordinary gift: the ability to master languages. As the new country developed westward, and Indians, settlers, and blacks came into constant contact, Cow Tom became a key translator for his Creek master and was hired out to US military generals. His talent earned him money-but would it also grant him freedom? And what would become of him and his family in the aftermath of the Civil War and the Indian ...

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Joni S

Apr 5, 2015

Excellent book!

I enjoyed reading this book for many reasons. It takes place within 30 miles of where I grew up. It was personal for me as on page 29, my paternal great great great great grandfather, Big Warrior, is mentioned. Yargee, Cow Tom's owner was his son. The book is historic, well written and compelling. I highly recommend this book and this author.

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