Warrior Woman

Based on the Story of Nancy Ward

by Marlene Sosebee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/15/2001

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781462830725
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781401017125

About the Book

Nancy Ward lived in the time when her homeland of Chota, the Cherokee capitol, was threatened by not only the invasion of the white man but also the Creek Indians. This beautiful part of the Appalachian Mountains was plentiful in game and the ground was perfect for their crops. The Cherokee relied on hunting for their meat because they did not have domesticated live stock as did the white man. Nancy watched as her home lands grew smaller and smaller with the advancement of the white man.

Nancy’s husband, Kingfisher, was shot and killed in the 1755 battle with the Creek Indians. She picked up her dead husband’s musket and led the Cherokee to victory. Because of this, she was honored with the highest ranking any Cherokee woman could attain, Ghighuaa.

Nancy’s life stood for peace but she always warned her people of many bad things to come. She became the first woman to ever talk at a peace treaty with the white man. Her words helped her people retain some of their lands. She spoke: “You know that women are always looked upon as nothing, but we are your mothers, you are our sons, our cry is all for peace, let it continue. This peace must last forever. Let your women´s sons be ours, our sons be yours, let your women hear our words.”

Shortly after her death, President Jackson ordered the Cherokee to move to Oklahoma on the famous deadly “Trail of Tears”.

About the Author

Marlene Sosebee was born in Stafford Spring, Connecticut on April 12, 1952. She grew up in Somers, Connecticut and then attended North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth, Maine in her final two years of high school. In the ‘70’s, Marlene attended The University of Southern California. In the 1984, Marlene hooked up with the all-female rock band “Lipstick” and toured the East Coast and Canada. As of February 2002, Marlene has three screenplays that are being shopped by her literary agency, Ellechante Talent, 231 W.75th St. LA, Ca., 90003 (323 750 9490). This book, “Boudica, Queen of the Iceni”, is her first and I truly hope you enjoy it.