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Western Lit: The Turbulent Life of a Native American Woman in the 19th Century Is Chronicled in ‘Katie Gale’

In Katie Gale, anthropologist Llyn De Danaan chronicles the life of a 19th century Salish (Pacific Northwest Native American) woman who married a white man, gave birth to four children, became a successful oysterwoman, suffered greatly in a divorce settlement, and watched two of her children die of tuberculosis before succumbing to the disease herself. […]