Indian Annie: A Grandmother's Story

Indian Annie: A Grandmother's Story

by Sally Avery Bermanzohn
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Indian Annie is historical fiction, a life story of a 19th century Indian woman, told in first person. Born into the Chickasaw Nation’s ancestral homeland in the deep South, Annie and her family refused to leave during the Indian Removal of the 1830s. Instead, they hid in their small village in the remote mountains of northwestern Alabama known as Freedom Hills. Annie tells of her village‘s survival against the odds, through war, murder, and starving winters, but reveling in the good times as well. The strength of her extended family is the backbone of Annie’s story. Theirs is a spiritual way of life based on strong connection to the earth, and to the myriad local plants and creatures of Alabama.

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ISBN-13: 9781948796866
Publisher: Monkfish Book Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/06/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

About the Author

With ancestral roots in the South, Sally Avery Bermanzohn grew up in New York. She headed to North Carolina for college in the 1960s, actively participating in the movements for civil rights, women's equality, and ending the Vietnam War. Graduating from Duke University, she became a community organizer and later a union organizer. She was present at the Greensboro Massacre in 1979 where Ku Klux Klan attacked the demonstrators and killed five people. Her husband survived a bullet wound to the head and arm, and is still partially paralyzed. Sally, her husband, and their two little daughters relocated to New York City. Sally went to graduate school and earned a doctorate in political science, writing a dissertation that evolved into the book, Through Survivors Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre (Vanderbilt University Press, 2003). Sally taught at Brooklyn College for twenty years. Now retired, she lives in Hudson Valley with her husband, cats, and chickens, and writes historical fiction.

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