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Coosa is a two-part story portraying the lives of several people in Coosa County, Alabama. PART I starts in 1775 telling about the trials and tribulations of American Natives living in one small area of Alabama. Black Cloud, a Cherokee lad with visions of the future, grows up to become leader of his tribe; but during an extremely cold winter in 1825, loses most of them to illness. He and his family with the help of their dear friends, the Pounds, the first whites to settle the area, develop a very large cotton plantation paying black workers they freed. Black then devotes his life trying to get all blacks freed, so he runs for the US Congress. PART II moves into the twentieth century and tells how the author learned the story about Black Cloud from his grandfather Poundsóboth Black Cloud and the first Henry Pounds were his great, great grandfathers. With this ancestral knowledge, his love and appreciation increased even more for his beloved Coosa County. Reaching manhood in this county, he marries, raises a daughter, and now dotes on his grandchildren. Altogether, Prather tells incredible stories of humor and sadness.         
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Ethnic/Regional/Religion    -   American South    -   American Indian Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Ethnic/regional/gender life    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   engineer Age:    -   long lived adults Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   can see into the future Ethnicity/Nationality    -   American Indian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Forest?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes

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