The Curse of the Tribe

Book One: The Curse Seeks a Family

by Jerry L. Maurer



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/22/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781665704311
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781665704298
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 202
ISBN : 9781665704304

About the Book

A twenty-first century adventurer passes through a portal in the time/space continuum and is thrust into the sixteenth century before the coming of the Europeans. He finds himself in the Southwest amongst a tribe of hunter-gatherers on the brink of extinction. They call him “Chee.”

A young girl, born with a deformity, was declared to be a curse. The superstitions of the tribe required that she be cast out to die of exposure, starvation, or under the fangs of some beast, but she somehow survived. This little forest waif’s indomitable spirit and determined courage compel her to seek love, acceptance, and a family.

Chee gathers a group of young people who were willing to fight for survival. There are sisters, whose family was captured or killed. There is also a trio of young men, still in their teens, gradually emerging as skilled hunters and valiant warriors. With Chee’s help, can they bring hope to the tribe and stop the downward spiral to destruction? Can they bring love to the “curse of the tribe” who had despaired of ever finding a family?

About the Author

Jerry Maurer grew up on a hardscrabble farm in the Appalachian Mountains. Born into a family of outdoorsmen, he learned to love hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking. Upon moving his family to Colorado and finishing a Master’s degree, he spent several years working on ranches, leading horse trips, packing gear and guiding youth into the Colorado wilderness.  His studies of the Anasazi and other indigenous cultures and many hours around a campfire gave rise to this historical fiction of life among the hunter/gatherers before the coming of the Europeans.