Coffee with Friends


Coffee with Friends

William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest


William Heath


Tuesday, April 14

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room 2B

Second Floor, Main Library

Free and Open to the Public!

William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest is the definitive biography of a conflicted hero of the early American frontier. Born to Anglo-American parents on the Appalachian frontier, captured by the Miami Indians at the age of thirteen, and adopted into the tribe, William Wells (1770–1812) was vilified by some historians for his divided loyalties. He remains relatively unknown even though he is worthy of comparison with such famous frontiersmen as Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett.

Light refreshments will be served. Please drop in!

The truth-is-stranger-than-fiction remarkable life of William Wells has found an ideal biographer in novelist-turned-historian William Heath. This deeply researched reconstruction of Wells’ side-shifting odyssey brilliantly illuminates the confusing choices and challenges that confronted Indians and pioneers as they struggled against one another and with themselves on the early American frontier. —Stephen Aron, author of How the West Was Lost: The Transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay