The Lynching of Louie Sam

By Stewart, Elizabeth

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978-1-55451-143-0 978-1-55451-143-7
Publisher
Annick


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Reviewed on September 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 6-9–George Gillies, 15,  unexpectedly witness a lynching the night he follows a mob of settlers to the International Border between the Washington Territory and Canada. Intent on justice for the murder of a white man, the mob seizes an Indian boy who is in in the custody of Canadian officials and suspected of the crime. It is February 27, 1884, and the relationship between the Native tribes and settlers is tense. George, moved by the anger and excitement of the mob, ignores observations that support Louie Sam’s innocence, choosing t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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