Several states recognize Indigenous Peoples Day as a way of honoring the indigenous people groups of North, Central and South America.
North Carolina is home to the largest population of Native Americans east of the Mississippi. I’ve known various members of the Cherokee, Lumbee, Haliwa-Saponi and Coharie tribes throughout my life. I’ve always been fascinated by their culture. And admired their persistence and perseverance against overwhelming odds to survive and thrive.
This picture makes me laugh, too. Yes, I realize I may have an “unusual” sense of humor.
In honor of fictional hero, Mike Barefoot who is one-quarter Cherokee—the only federally recognized tribe in North Carolina—I’m giving away one copy just today of Carolina Reckoning.
And . . . I’m also giving away just today an Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) for Aloha Rose—in honor of fictional grandmother, Tutu Mily, who is Native Hawaiian, another under-recognized indigenous people group within the United States of America. The winner will get a sneak peek at this Quilts of Love island romance that doesn’t release to the general public until November 19.
Two free book giveaways to two lucky commenters. Contest Rules—1. Comment on the question and leave your email address for a chance to win. 2. Share this blog link to your Facebook friends.
Indicate in your comment if you are entering for either book or if you have a preference.
Deadline to submit entries will be 11:59 pm EST on October 14, 2013. U.S. residents only.
What are your thoughts on changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day?
Check out behind the scene photos of Carolina Reckoning at http://pinterest.com/lisacoxcarter/carolina-reckoning/.
For behind the scene pics of Aloha Rose at http://www.pinterest.com/quiltsoflove/aloha-rose-by-lisa-carter.