New Novel 'The Shaman of the Alligewi' is Released

West Union, Ohio

Around 200 B.C., a Native American culture known as the Hopewell emerged in Ohio. Author Michael R. Hall wanted to explore the inner workings of this unique cultural group. His vision of this tribe is depicted in his new novel "The Shaman of the Alligewi: An Ohio Hopewell Indian Historical Fiction" (published by Trafford Publishing).

The time period is 250 A.D. A young boy named Spotted Elk is getting ready to enter manhood within his Ohio Valley tribe. The tribal members, however, have identified Spotted Elk as the cause of bad luck within the tribe. After taking part in a dangerous tribal ceremony, the boy is reincarnated as a shaman's apprentice. As a result of this, he learns about the delicate balance between the universe, nature and the spirit world.

Hall hopes his book will shed light on a pre-Columbian culture of America.

An excerpt from "The Shaman of the Alligewi":

"The shaman now painted two thick lines of red ocher down the left side of his face, with each one passing across his left eye and then swerving across his cheek and to the left side. Two more lines in like fashion were drawn on his right side crossing through his eye and swerving across his right cheek toward the back. Spotted Elk recognized that this was how the Alligewi painted the faces of their dead."

"The Shaman of the Alligewi"
By Michael R. Hall
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781490737065
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 210 pages | ISBN 9781490737058
E-Book | 210 pages | ISBN 9781490737041
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Michael R. Hall is a Harvard Law School graduate with a passion for Native American culture. He was born in Ohio and has lived there most of his life.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford's experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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