Thunder Rolling in the Mountains OverviewThunder Rolling in the Mountains is a fictional account of real events, detailing the Ne-mee-poo people's departure from Wallowa in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent persecution they faced by white soldiers in Idaho, Montana, and elsewhere. Told through the eyes of Sound of Running Feet, daughter of a chieftain of the Ne-mee-poo, the novel provides a historically accurate, emotionally-charged rendering of events which contribute to the long legacy of the persecution of indigenous groups by white settlers in North America. Some themes tackled by authors Scott O'Dell and Elizabeth Hall include betrayal, disgrace, and the concept of home.
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Scott O'Dell Biographies (3)
5,008 words, approx. 17 pages
Scott O'Dell penned his first children's book when he was in his early sixties. That book, Island of the Blue Dolphins, was an instant success, winning the prestigious Newbery Medal and launching a ne...
10,621 words, approx. 36 pages
Scott O'Dell is one of the best-known writers of historical fiction for children from eight to ten through adolescence. His contributions to literature for children would be significant if he had writ...
4,988 words, approx. 17 pages
May 23, 1898. Born on Terminal Island, Los Angeles, California, to May Elizabeth Gabriel and Bennett Mason O'Dell, an official of the Union Pacific Railroad, O'Dell's great-grandmother was a first cou...