The Pervasive Influence of the French in Early Arkansas Colors this Adventure Tale
“The author not only has a fine grasp of his subject and its sources, but he is also quite obviously a master wordsman. In my experience, this combination puts him in a unique position to describe the practical world in which his characters operate. The descriptions of the Arkansas wild, and of the only real settlement at the time in what would become the state, are bound to fascinate and instruct.
“Norris Norman plainly loves his state and the people who have struggled here to make it what it is. This book is not just a labor of love, however it certainly is that: It is a revelation, and it will doubtless spur others to ponder and write about this most interesting time in Arkansas's history.”
—Hon. Morris S. Arnold, author of Unequal Laws Unto a Savage Race: European Legal Traditions in Arkansas 1686-1836
Paperback • $17.95 • 978-1-62491-113-2
272 Pages @ 5.5” x 8.5”
E-book • $9.95 • 978-1-62491-114-9
A native of Northeast Arkansas, the region about which he writes, R. Norris Norman served in the military before becoming a pastor. Always a lover of stories, Norman never forgot the stories of his forebears’ early days homesteading not far from the Mississippi River in Arkansas. Returning to his native Arkansas, he built upon hours of recorded interviews in this work of fiction. He resides in Paragould, Arkansas.