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The Falcon

(1995)
A Narrative of the Captivity And Adventures of John Tanner
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This fascinating autobiography chronicles the life of John Tanner (the Falcon) who was captured in 1789 at the age of nine by the Shawnee tribe and then sold to an Ojibwa family with whom he spent the first half of his adult life ranging the north woods of Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario. Tanner attempted to return to white society but ultimately decided his home was with the Ojibwa.

"An intensely personal and emotional tale, [Tanner's] life was a paradigmatic quest to belong, a restless search for peace and place."-- Louise Erdrich, from her Introduction

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March 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Falcon: A Narrative of the Captivity and Adventures of John Tanner (Penguin nature library)
Author(s): John Tanner, Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-14-017022-7 / 978-0-14-017022-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Availability: Amazon UK