Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga Print Edition
On December 27, 1763, a mob of settlers from Paxtang Township (near Harrisburg, PA) rode to the workhouse in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and massacred the fourteen remaining Conestoga People, completing the vile and atrocious act that began two weeks earlier with the massacre of six Conestoga who were peacefully residing in their village in the rolling Pennsylvania countryside. But this is not a story of a tragedy visited far too often on Native peoples in North America. Rather it is a story of resilience, determination, and the understanding that history can be told from many perspectives.
Written by Lee Francis 4 (Sixkiller, Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers), illustrated by Weshoyot Alvitre (Deer Woman: An Anthology, Sixkiller) and edited by Will Fenton (The Library Company of Philadelphia), Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga (Red Planet Books and Comics) chronicles the last days of the Conestoga People and brings their story to light; a story of despair and hope, loss and love, ancestors and the ghosts of history that are always with us.
This educational graphic novel features 60 pages of art and 60 pages of interpretative materials, including historical contexts from some of the finest colonial-era scholars and teacher lesson plans developed by experts at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Ghost River is part of Redrawing History: Indigenous Perspectives on Colonial America, a project centered at the Library Company of Philadelphia and supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
Published by Red Planet Books and Comics. Printed by Tribal Print Source.
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