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A Woman of the People

A Woman of the People

(1966)
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A Book-of-the-Month Club selection in 1966, A Woman of the People is one of Texas' best-known and most-respected novels. In this story of the Texas frontier, Capps dramatizes the capture by a Comanche band of a ten-year-old white girl and her five-year-old sister from the upper reaches of the Brazos River a decade before the Civil War. As the narrative progresses, Helen Morrison slowly -- and almost unbeknownst to herself -- goes from being a frightened, rebellious white girl to becoming "a woman of the People". Like many of the people who figure in true-life Indian captivity narratives, Helen adopts the ways of the Comanches, marries a member of her small band, and becomes a major figure in tribal life. A Woman of the People parallels in some ways the real story of Cynthia Ann Parker, who was taken by Comanches, married Peta Nocona, and became the mother of the celebrated Quanah Parker, the last great chief of the Comanches. But unlike the real-life Cynthia Ann Parker story, where many mysteries abound, the novel takes the reader inside the mind of the main character, and we are allowed to grow with her as she forgets her white heritage as Helen and becomes Tehanita (Little Girl Texan).

 
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Paperback Editions

January 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: Woman of the People (Texas Tradition Series)
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
ISBN: 0-87565-195-X / 978-0-87565-195-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
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March 1999 : USA Paperback
Title: A Woman of the People
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
ISBN: 0-87565-198-4 / 978-0-87565-198-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Texas Christian Univ Pr
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June 1985 : USA Paperback
Title: A Woman of the People (A Zia book)
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
ISBN: 0-8263-0782-5 / 978-0-8263-0782-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Audio Editions

December 2011 : USA Audio edition
Title: A Woman of the People
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2011 : UK Audio edition
Title: A Woman of the People
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

1999 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: A Woman of the People
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
ISBN: 1-4193-1209-X / 978-1-4193-1209-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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1999 : USA Audio CD
Title: A Woman of the People
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
ISBN: 1-4193-1212-X / 978-1-4193-1212-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

January 1999 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Woman of the People (Texas Tradition Series)
Author(s): Benjamin Capps
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
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