The year is 1812. A white trapper is murdered. And a young Chippewa Indian stands accused.

Captured and shackled in leg irons and chains, Indian John awaits his trial in a settler's loft. In a world of crude frontier justice where evidence is often overlooked in favor of vengeance, he struggles to make sense of the white man's court. His young lawyer faces the wrath of a settlement hungry to see the Indian hang. And 13-year-old Rebecca Carver, terrified by the captive Indian right in her home, must decide for herself what - and who - is right. At stake is a life. Inspired by a true story, Crooked River takes a probing look at prejudice and early American justice.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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March 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Crooked River (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
ISBN: 1-4177-7467-3 / 978-1-4177-7467-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Crooked River
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August 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Crooked River
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ISBN: 0-375-82389-1 / 978-0-375-82389-3 (USA edition)
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August 2005 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Crooked River
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ISBN: 0-375-92389-6 / 978-0-375-92389-0 (USA edition)
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Crooked River
Author(s): Shelley Pearsall
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December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crooked River
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