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Dreamland Burning doc ´ Hardcover read ☆ ❮KINDLE❯ ❆ Dreamland Burning Author Jennifer Latham – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Some bodies won’t stay buried Some stories need to be toldWhen seventeen year old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property she has no idea that investigating the brutal centuryD to a summer of painful discoveries about the past the present and herselfOne hundred years earlier a single violent encounter propels seventeen year old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm In a country rife wit 35 Stars An historical fiction mystery story loosely based on on the time of The Tulsa Rasce Riots of 1921 At the heart of this novel is a mystery and it was interesting and entertaining reading Seventeen year old Ronan Chase finds a skeleton on her family property and has no idea that investigating the brutal century old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past the present and herselfA fast paced read where two stories are told in two different time frames which worked really well for me I didn't know anything about this time in history and while I leaned only a little in this novel it has sparked my interest to read and I think that is why I enjoy historical fiction books I probably would have rated this one a little higher but some of the story and the characters felt just a little contrived However an enjoyable and entertaining read and a book that informed me of an event in history that I knew nothing about

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Some bodies won’t stay buried Some stories need to be toldWhen seventeen year old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property she has no idea that investigating the brutal century old murder will lea I have to admit I'm ashamed that I'd never heard of what took place in Tulsa in 1921 Call it what you will a massacre riot or a holocaust it was awful and still being pushed under the rug all these years later Dreamland Burning is part murder mystery part historical fiction and all great Dreamland Burning is powerful story that will keep you thinking long after you've finished reading Dreamland Burning is well written and thoroughly researchedPopsugar 2017 Reading Challenge Book Set in Two Different Time Periods

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Dreamland BurningH violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns Rowan's mother is Black Her father is White They're wealthy He's a doctor; she's a lawyer Rowan goes to a private school Her sidekick is James He's part Kiowa part black Kindle location 308 The house Rowan lives in where the skeleton was found was commissioned to be built by Will's parents back in 1921 It as Will describes it is mansion than house Kindle location 363 The money to build it is not from his father who owns a Victrola store but from his mother She's Osage Here's some of what Will says Kindle location 361 363Mama you see was a full blood Osage Indian and as such had been allotted one headright—one eual share—of all profits earned from oil pumped out of tribal land She’d also inherited her brother’s headright after he died in the Great War and her own mother’s not long after that Mama was a woman of substantial means When I first heard that Will was Osage I wondered if the story would have anything in it about the Reign of Terror The answer is no because Dreamland Burning takes place just before the Reign of Terror Here's the first two paragraphs about it from the National Museum of the American Indian's page about itOne of the most dangerous places in the United States in the early 1920s was the Osage Indian Reservation in eastern north central Oklahoma During a two year stretch beginning in 1921 at least two dozen Osage Indians died in increasingly peculiar ways from suspicious suicides to explosions Among the Osage it came to be known as the “Reign of Terror” This black chapter in US history is an incredible story of oil greed and murder The Osage Indians went from poverty to prosperity when huge petroleum reserves were discovered on a corner of their reservation But the sudden wealth also brought great misery Perhaps the most gruesome was the crime spree known as the Reign of Terror – one of the first homicide cases for the fledgling Federal Bureau of Investigation By the Bureau’s own account the investigation into the Osage Indian murders remains one of the agency’s most complicated casesAs Dreamland Burning begins we're with Rowan remember she's in present day Tulsa She is at the courthouse She's thinking about how history loops past the same mistakes over and over again She hopes to stop one of those loops by meeting with the district attorney See a few days prior to this opening scene she had been rear ended by a white man named Jerry Randall She was stunned by the impact As she tries to make sense of what happened to her the man who hit her is snapping his fingers in her face He says you people to her Arvin a homeless Black man she knows from the clinic she works at saw the accident and walks toward her car She sees the white man shove Arvin and hears him call Arvin Goddamned nigger Kindle location 2061 That shove sends Arvin into the other lane of traffic where he is struck and killed The next day major media is covering the story There is fear that Tulsa will be Ferguson all over again Though she told the police what Randall said he wasn't charged with a hate crime So she's meeting the DA to talk with him about that She's trying to interrupt that loop of white people getting away with racist acts Admirable yes Plausible maybe But To me though this reeks of white saviorism Not