"Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga" with Lee Francis IV, Weshoyot Alvitre and Will Fenton


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During the Paxton massacres of 1763, a mob of white settlers, so-called “Paxton Boys” murdered 20 unarmed Conestoga People in a genocidal campaign that reshaped Pennsylvania settlement politics. Ghost River: The Fall and Rise of the Conestoga reimagines this difficult history through an educational graphic novel that introduces new interpreters and new bodies of evidence to highlight the Indigenous victims and their kin.

Author Lee Francis IV is the owner and CEO of Native Realities and the author of Sixkiller and Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers.

Artist Weshoyot Alvitre has illustrated numerous books including Deer Woman: An Anthology, Sixkiller, Graphic Classics: Native American Classics, and Tales of the Mighty Code Talkers.

Editor Will Fenton is the Director of Scholarly Innovation at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Description courtesy of Red Planet Books.

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