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

by Carolyn Meyer

From a master of historical fiction Carolyn Meyer comes the moving tale, based on a true story, of a white woman who lived her life among the Comanche Indians, married the chief, and in 1861 was captured along with her daughter and returned against her will to a white settlement.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780152956028
  • ISBN-10: 0152956026
  • Pages: 208
  • Publication Date: 10/15/1992
  • Carton Quantity: 24
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    At the age of nine, Cynthia Ann Parker was captured in an Indian raid and taken to
    live as a slave with the Comanche. Twenty-four years later, she is the wife of a chief
    and 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 their
    will to a white settlement. This moving story is a riveting examination of the conflicts
    between Native Americans and white settlers.
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    “A skillful examination of how individual identity is determined by cultural and social structures, and of what happens when these are drastically altered.”—Kirkus Reviews

    "The captivating characters are well drawn. . . . a fascinating look at the Comanche and their captives and will be enjoyed by teens who like historical fiction and/or are interested in Native Americans and the West." —SLJ

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