Ride the Wind: The Story of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Last Days of the Comanche - Part I, Spring: Chapters 1 - 5 Summary & Analysis

Lucia St. Clair Robson
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Part I, Spring: Chapters 1 - 5 Summary

Ride the Wind is a piece of historical fiction about the life of Cynthia Ann Parker, her capture in 1836 by the Comanche, and her indoctrination into their tribe. Cynthia Ann becomes Naduah, One Who Keeps Warm With Us, and is the beloved daughter of Sunrise, Takes Down the Lodge, and grand-daughter of Medicine Woman. Naduah forgets her white way of life, the language, and the religion. She becomes completely Comanche, marries Wanderer, a warrior chief and bears him three children. When she is recaptured and returned to civilization, Naduah cannot return to being Cynthia Ann Parker. She tries repeatedly to return to the People, but each time is forced to return to her white family. Life with the white people is now captivity for her, and after her two youngest children die, Naduah has no...

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