Proving Her Claim On the Dakota Frontier by CK Van Dam
Proving Her Claim is the story of Anna Olson, a “girl homesteader,” who staked a claim on the wild open prairie. In her quest to start a new life, Anna faces the struggles all homesteaders encountered: from plowing the tough, prairie sod to surviving the brutal Dakota winters.
As one of the white settlers invading Native American lands, Anna also had to learn to live peacefully with her Lakota Sioux neighbors. Among those neighbors was Two Hawks MacKenzie, a man who straddled two worlds. The son of a Scots trapper and Lakota woman, Two Hawks was intrigued by the feisty, blond-haired homesteader. This is a love story as well as a story of fortitude and courage, as Anna and Two Hawks come to understand how their two worlds can live in peace.