Excerpt "For all this talk of affection, however, Anna (Symmes) was also stubborn and direct when she knew what she wanted. It was no coincidence that she defied her father in making the one great choice of her life: to marry William Henry Harrison."
Andrew R.L. Cayton's lively new history of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived, how they viewed their world, and what motivated them. He retells the story of the settlement of Indiana in a human and compelling narrative.