Oklahoma native Jonita Mullins has just released her fifth historical novel titled The Cross Timbers which is Book 2 in “The Neosho District” series. The book is available from her website, okieheritage.com and can be found on Amazon. Mullins focuses her writing on the rich history of Oklahoma. This new book is based in fact and covers Creek and Cherokee history in the days leading up to their removals from Georgia to the river bottom lands of Indian Territory in the late 1820s.
“Most history textbooks focus on the tragic Trail of Tears journey made by the Cherokees in 1839,” Mullins says. “But the story is much larger and more complex than that. Many journeys were made over the course of several decades. The Cross Timbers shows some of the earliest events in this part of Oklahoma’s history.”
The Cross Timbers is a tale of greed, vengeance and the fight against the tide to push all Indians west to the land set aside for them among the ancient woods at the edge of the prairie in what would become Oklahoma. Mullins grew up in Haskell and currently lives in Muskogee.
Jonita has published fourteen books, both fiction and non-fiction.