Puebloan Nations***

In the mid 19th century there were still dozens of indigenous tribes fighting to retain their homelands and way of life in the far west. The different tribal nations each confronted the influx of emigrant whites in their own way. The plains tribes were more likely to engage in warfare, taking up arms against the U.S.… Read more.

Westward Ho: The Missouri River

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Little Birds is set in New Mexico territory in 1857 so I have to get these people from New York to New Mexico. That means researching

(1) early train travel — not as well documented as you would guess, unfortunately;

(2) St.… Read more.

Amelie Savard***

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Elizabeth Caroline Ballentyne (Callie)***

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Little Birds

This novel, set in 1858 in New Mexico Territory, serves as a bridge between the Wilderness series of novels and the first two novels of the Waverly Place series.

Backstory: 1845

Callie Ballentyne is a young girl when her life is upended and she must leave the only home she knows.… Read more.

Paul Savard***

Note: This is the elder Paul Savard; he has a grandson by the same name.

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