I love how thoroughly nuanced and researched this author’s efforts are in breathing thought-provoking life into historical fiction. This novel sheds new light on the struggles of native children who were betrayed, displaced, and mostly abandoned by much of society in this era.

After the dissolution of the five main Indian tribes from their ancestral homelands, the relocated members were given new lands and many were then taken advantage of by waves of slick profit seekers. Unfortunately, these weren’t the only children of the times who were neglected or disadvantaged. Let’s all hope that we learn from stories like these and commit to solemn remembrance and betterment.

I’d like to thank NetGalley for an advanced copy of Shelterwood for my unbiased evaluation.  4 stars

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