I'm a "Buckeye". I grew up hiking beautiful wooded rolling hills, rode my bike across gravel roads past emaculate Amish farms, and built rafts, then boats, to paddle down creeks that feed tributaries to the Ohio River.
This was once "Indian Country"; a perfect playground to fire the imagination of any impressionable kid. I was not aware of it's violence and terror until I began researching the arrival of Moravian missionaries to serve the Delaware Nation who lived on the Tuscarawas River before the Revolutionary War.
My entry about the missionary David Zeisberger takes me one step closer to ending my monthly Spotlight Blogs and related art for the Moravian Board of Cooperative Ministries, 18 stories over the past 16 months.
This post is the material Zane Gray novels were made from. It will be published this coming Tuesday, March 23. 'Hope you read and enjoy.
P.S. The art, my first watercolor presentation titled A Feather.