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eBook Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker ePub

by Carolyn Meyer

eBook Where the Broken Heart Still Beats: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker ePub
Author: Carolyn Meyer
Language: English
ISBN: 0152956026
ISBN13: 978-0152956028
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; First edition (October 15, 1992)
Pages: 208
Category: Growing Up & Facts of Life
Subcategory: Children
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 656
Formats: mobi azw lit docx
ePub file: 1897 kb
Fb2 file: 1147 kb

At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken tolive as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chiefand the mother of a young warrior destined to become the great chief Quanah Parker.But in 1861, Parker and her infant daughter are recaptured and returned against theirwill to a white settlement. This moving story is a riveting examination of the conflictsbetween Native Americans and white settlers.
Loved Book titled
"Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches"~Real History to that Book~Thought this book was recorded history too~~ until end of book.

Cynthia Ann Parker was real~Wish I had seen KIRKUS REVIEW before buying Book~Disappointed it was fiction! Following from KIRKUS REVIEW~
A fictionalized biography of a Texas frontierswoman, captured by Comanches when she was nine and returned to her family 24 years later. Meyer uses the sketchy historical record as framework for an imaginative reconstruction of the last few years of Parker's life as virtual prisoner of her well-meaning relatives, who refused to let her return to the tribe where she felt she belonged. There is little overt drama in those years spent in a limbo of loss and longing for her warrior husband and sons, shunted from one household to another and watching her small daughter become like the whites whose ways Cynthia Ann was unwilling to relearn. Meyer alternates between Cynthia Ann's viewpoint and the diary of a fictional younger cousin whose curiosity about Comanche life is used to explore differences between Indians' and settlers' ways. Her long-repressed memories of ``the time before the People'' return to her in an extended flashback describing her capture, the abuse and enslavement that followed, and the gradual fading of her ``white'' identity as she became a respected member of the band and the wife of a chief. It's a skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered. Historical note; portrait. Bibliography not seen.
"Where the Broken Heart Still Beats" was the first of many of Carolyn Meyers' books I have recently read. As a resident of Parker County, Texas I wanted to learn more of the history and legend of Cynthia Ann Parker, so I bought it as a research project. I was immediately drawn into the author's lovely voice, and I read it in one sitting. I loved her use of alternating points of view between Cynthia Ann Parker and her cousin Lucy Parker. This is the true story of Cynthia Ann, who was abducted as a child by Comanche Indians in 1836 (only two months after the Republic of Texas won its independence from Mexico). She lived with the Indians for a time as a slave but later married Peta Nocona and happily raised a family for almost twenty-five years. Her son, Quannah Parker, became a famous leader of the Comanche people in the nineteenth century. She and her baby daughter, Topsanah (Prairie Flower) were recaptured by the Texas Rangers in 1860, and she was sent back to her white family. But by then, she completely identified with the Indian way of life, and she felt as if she had been captured, not rescued. She never saw her husband or her sons again. Meyers' portrayal of the results of a tragic culture clash is both poignant and fascinating.
We will never know the true occurrences surrounding the capture of white settlers by the natives, so we fabricate the stories to the best of our abilities based on bleak memoirs. The story of Cynthia Ann Parker written by Carolyn Meyer gives the reader a realistic picture of what Naduah's recaptivity with her white family might have been like. The story was well written, yet heartbreaking.
The story of Cynthia Ann Parker has haunted me for years. I read her story years ago and lent the book to a friend and never got it back. When I found it on Amazon I had to have it. Cynthia Ann's life was such a tragedy, although she had many years of happiness with the Indians.
Excellent book if you like real history and not history that has been painted over with feel good stuff. This was a sad book in that Cynthia Ann Parker would have been better off if left with the people (the Indians). If she had been recaptured as a toddler, she would have been acclimated into the white society, but at age 25 it was too late for her. I am anxious to read about her son Quanah Parker who became a great chief.
its fiction, though still was good read
It was good
This is an interesting concept on the history of Cynthia Ann Parker, captured as a child and raised by Indians. This work is focused on the history of the episode and Parker's return and foreced residence among a family she barely remembered. Although Parker rarely communicated her history, the author postures the cruelty of her Indian Captors. One must compare how this story contradicts other works such as "Ride the Wind" by Lucia St. Clair Robson. Robson puts forth the opposite opinion and relates how good the Indians were to the children they took and raised.
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