The Good Lord Bird Setting

James McBride
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Dutch Henry's Tavern

Dutch Henry's Tavern is an isolated frontier tavern, barber shop, and general community center on the California Trail in southern Kansas Territory. It is owned by a successful businessman named Dutch Henry, who is a hard worker and slave owner. The tavern is run by Dutch Henry's slave Gus Shackleford, and it is where Henry works as a shoeshine boy. It is also where Henry meets John Brown, who gets into an altercation with Dutch Henry, which leads to Henry's Pa's accidental death. Henry tries to get back to Dutch Henry's after being taken by John Brown, but is dissuaded from this idea by Nigger Bob.

Osawatomie

Osawatomie, Kansas Territory, is a Free State town where John Brown and his sons have homesteads. The town is attacked by Pro-Slavery rebels, many people are killed, and their homes are burned. During this battle, John Brown is hit...

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